Posts Tagged ‘LCWR’

Inter-congregational ministry and formation for US sisters Comments 0

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Inter-congregational ministries and formation were among the topics explored at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious 2015 assembly. Former executive director Sr Janet Mock emphasised the need for inter-congregational ministries. The St Joseph Sister said there could be no “superstars” in religious life. Sr Mock discussed the need for current leadership to ensure that younger Read more

Vatican oversight of US sisters comes to abrupt end Comments 0

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

A three-year programme of Vatican oversight of the main leadership group of United States religious sisters has come to a sudden end. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has accepted a final report of a doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. The LCWR represents 80 per cent of US religious Read more

“Feminine genius”: Vatican report values US sisters! Comments 0

Friday, December 19th, 2014

What began with Vatican criticism of the “secular mentality” and feminism of US sisters has ended in a Vatican report full of praise. The report on the apostolic visitation of religious women in the United States, released Wednesday, thanks them for their selfless work caring for the poor and promising to value more their “feminine genius”. Read more

New women appointees for International Theological Commission Comments 0

Friday, September 5th, 2014

The number of women on the International Theological Commission will soon be trebled, says the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In an interview in L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Gerhard Müller said the number of women will be rising from two to “five or six”, following new nominations by Pope Francis. The commission, Read more

Scholar says nuns, not hierarchy, are renewed post-Vatican II Comments 0

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A distinguished American feminist theologian says post-Vatican II renewal has not taken place in the Church’s hierarchy. Fordham University theologian Sr Elizabeth Johnson told an assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in Nashville that tension between the Vatican and women religious has historical, sociological and ecclesiastical roots. But a solution could be found, Read more

When will the CDF learn? Comments 0

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Whac-A-Nun season opened with a bang in Rome as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) again excoriated the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). Rapped knuckles belonged to LCWR, to Fordham theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and to any other American woman walking around with letters after her name. Even Seattle Archbishop J. Read more

Congregation for Religious not consulted over LCWR Comments 0

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The Vatican congregation that deals with religious life was not consulted over the decision to require the major group of women religious in the United States to reform its statues and programmes, the congregation’s head has revealed. Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Religious, said the lack of discussion over the action Read more

Pope Francis reaffirms need to reform LCWR Comments 2

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Pope Francis has reaffirmed the need to reform the major group of women religious in the United States, accepting the Vatican’s 2012 assessment that found it had “serious doctrinal problems”. The Pope’s view was conveyed to representatives of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, led by president Sister Florence Deacon, by the prefect of the Read more

LCWR begins dialogue with Archbishop Sartain Comments 0

Friday, August 17th, 2012

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the United States has begun talks with the archbishop appointed to supervise its reform, but says it will not make fundamental changes to its expression of consecrated religious life. The LCWR national assembly had instructed its board to approach the discussion with Archbishop Peter Sartain “from a stance Read more

LCWR ops for dialogue over Vatican’s demands Comments 0

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Avoiding a direct confrontation with the Vatican, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the United States has opted for dialogue with the archbishop appointed to supervise a reform of the group. The decision to enter into a “conversation” with Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle was announced at the end of the LCWR’s annual assembly Read more