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"Sisters" and "Light of Love": Two Films about Catholic Sisters

Blog Published: November 4, 2013

Over the past few months we've seen the release of two one-hour documentaries featuring Catholic sisters. The two films offer a view into the world of women's religious life. While there are some similarities between the documentaries -- both follow 5 Catholic sisters, both have the sisters themselves tell their story -- there is much diversity (good diversity!) such as how the sisters express their relationship with God, how they engage they world, how they view religious life, etc.

IGF022 In Good Faith with filmmaker Mary Fishman

Podcast Recorded: October 24, 2012

IGF022 In Good Faith with filmmaker Mary Fishman, recorded live on October 24, 2012. Produced by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Topics include: the making of the movie Band of Sisters, the sisters’ stories, changing hearts and minds through film.

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Bishop Blair interviewed on Fresh Air

Blog Published: July 27, 2012

This week on the  public radio show Fresh Air, Terry Gross interviewed Bishop Leonard Blair regarding the doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Ms. Gross talked with him about the criticism of LCWR by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

A breath of Fresh Air with LCWR president

Blog Published: July 19, 2012

This interview rocks! Sister Pat Farrell, OSF, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, talked with Terry Gross on the NPR program Fresh Air on Tuesday.

LCWR Responds

Blog Published: June 1, 2012

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has issued a public statement today in response to the doctrinal assessment issued by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It is a powerful statement that reflects the depths of our tradition of religious life and of the church.

NUNDAY – Habits of Change

Blog Published: May 7, 2012

Carole Garibaldi Rogers is an oral historian and a poet. She is also author of Habits of Change: An Oral History of American Nuns (Oxford University Press, 2011). She recently blogged about the current situation involving the Vatican and U.S. Catholic Sisters drawing on her experience conducting interviews with 94 women religious across the United States and across religious communities beginning in the 1990s. Rogers’ message is clear: Get to know the Catholic sisters and nuns who are “behind the controversy”.

Understanding the Vatican call for reform of the LCWR

Blog Published: April 28, 2012

News and commentary about the doctrinal assessment of LCWR by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith abounds. How to understand the Vatican call for reform of the LCWR?