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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?

Resource for reflection on doctrinal assessment of LCWR

Blog Published: April 24, 2012

After the Vatican made its announcement about the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR ) last week, many Catholics expressed a desire to learn more about the doctrinal assessment and reflect on its meaning in light of theology, which Saint Anselm described as “faith seeking understanding.”

LCWR and the Vatican

Blog Published: April 20, 2012

It is impossible to miss the flood of social media updates and news articles that have made LCWR a household acronym. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a canonical organization representing the vast majority of Catholic Sisters in the United States, received notice by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) that Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle will be overseeing a “renewal” of the organization.

The work of discernment: "call and dread”

Blog Published: November 16, 2011

The work of discernment sets a challenge before us. We enter a process of choice and decision-making with many aspects to it.  

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Investigation of U.S. Catholic Religious Sisters

Blog Published: October 7, 2009

The investigation of women religious (aka Catholic sisters or Catholic nuns) in the United States has raised many questions and concerns since it was first announced earlier this year. Here at A Nun’s Life Ministry, we’ve received a number of questions ...

US House of Representatives Resolution Honoring Catholic Sisters

Blog Published: October 2, 2009

On September 22, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution honoring Catholic Sisters in the United States. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, and co-sponsored by 67 members of both parties