Tag: Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

  • An era that has passed away

    It is clear that Pope Francis does not want to go back 60 years, to a time before the Council. He does not want to restore practices from a bygone era, or claim continuity with them. Significantly, he has named that era as one which has passed away.

  • Guessing How Pope Francis Might Treat the U.S. Sisters

    “The most we can hope for is that the Italian method is followed where it quietly slips to the background and life goes on,” Sister Simone Campbell said.

  • Why We Are All Nuns: Catholic Pride; Universal Call to Holiness

    by Jack Rakosky Why are people interested in nuns? Why are we “all nuns”?

  • Systems Thinking, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the LCWR

    Only one document was specifically condemned in the recent doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Council of Women Religious: a training manual called the Systems Thinking Handbook. Why? What was wrong with it?

  • Vatican Declares “Year of Assault”

    By Fr. John C. Sivalon, M.M. “While said to be a time of renewal, the ‘Year of Faith’ is really dedicated to the idolatry of doctrine, power and hierarchy. The sisters in their communal service to the Church and world, who not only take a vow of poverty but actually live that vow without privilege,…

  • Thank You, Sisters

    “The Vatican document, no matter what you think of it, has saddened and demoralized many Catholic women, many generous Catholic sisters who have given their lives to the Church. So I think it’s a good time for us to say to them two words: Thank you.” From a video by by Fr. Jim Martin, SJ

  • Cardinal Dolan on the Vatican to the Sisters

    The Vatican says to the sisters, “We appreciate the dialogue, we want to keep it going. But let’s do it as friends, in a very reasoned dialogue. The sisters seem to appreciate the friendship and the invitation to dialogue.” – Cardinal Dolan

  • The Preaching of the Sisters

    “When you look around,” Sister Hiltrudis told the youth, “you are seeing the preaching that my sisters and I do. Your pastor preaches in his way, and we preach in ours.”

  • What Sisters Meant to Me

    Even I was taken aback when gratitude was seen as out of bounds, when praise was mistaken for dissent, and when an occasion to support elderly sisters was used as an opportunity to mock women who had given their lives to God. To sum up then: #Thank you. – James Martin, SJ