Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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The largest association of American Catholic nuns says the church should hold abusers accountable.
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Indeed, his regard for the maternal would qualify him for writing Hallmark cards. Recently he described us mothers as "testifying
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A new era of unity is beginning.
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One was the election of Pope Francis in March 2013 to succeed Benedict, who had a reputation for cracking down on perceived
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Now and then I make visits, not visitations, to Catholic premises, usually university campuses. I started doing so in the years of the Second Vatican Council, some 50 years ago.
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December 2014: The parallel Vatican review of women’s orders in the U.S., launched in 2008, concludes with a report designed
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The church's challenge now is to deal with the hurt that erupted when the church's call for visitations seemed to disregard what tens of thousands of nuns accomplished both in the past and today.
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Choosing to wear the brown habit of the Capuchin Franciscan order instead of a Cardinal's red robes, O’Malley addressed the
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NCR's Global Sisters Report contacted Sartain's office to ask what he expected from the assembly, but he declined to comment
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“Communication has broken down,” the sisters said, “and as a result, mistrust has developed.” Sammut’s group is roughly the
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“If you have a problem with the leadership of the women’s orders, then you have to have a discussion with them, you have
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Mueller was chosen by Pope Francis' predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, to lead the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
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“The session with Archbishop Sartain allowed a profound and honest sharing of views. … Although we remain uncertain as to
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Pope Francis is brand new to his job, and it would have been odd for him, as some may have expected, to essentially undo a process that has been in the works for several years.
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Sunday's meeting "was open and cordial and those present agreed to meet again to continue the conversation," Sartain and
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The LCWR and its members are happy to see their public image shift from a nunzilla model of the stern unbudging nun to the caring teacher, professor, social worker, nurse or hospital administrator.
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Whether it's women singing and dancing on altars in religio-political protest or women riding on buses because they can't stand behind them, what's the difference?
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We will put up with a lot from Rome, but when you start disciplining nuns for carrying out the Gospel message, that's where the American Catholic laity draws the line.
Politics
Popularly floated explanations for clerical opposition to female equality with males are unsatisfying. Most reduce to a single word: conservatism; tradition; family; patriarchy, and so forth.