Commentary: When religious leaders equate religion's ancient mythologies with demonstrable facts, faith will suffer, and religion will become increasingly irrelevant.
Global Sisters Report
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious meets for its annual conference Aug. 12-16 in Nashville, Tenn. As the meeting approaches, the future is uncertain because the Vatican "mandate" remains unresolved. And for reasons that remain mysterious, Pope Francis has not intervened.
Book review: Through their speeches, the sister presidents of LCWR grapple with ambiguity, menace, promise and survival in their approach to the podium.
The 2014 Leadership Conference of Women Religious assembly will take place Aug. 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn. Our coverage of the 2014 assembly can be found here. Below are links to NCR's previous LCWR news coverage to help you prepare.
NCR extensively covered the May 2014 conflict between LCWR and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Find all our reporting here.
At their annual meeting, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will discuss how they plan to react to continued charges of infidelity.
Global Sisters Report: For Sister of Mercy Mary Ellen Howard, the fight is elemental. "Water is life," she said, "when you shut off water, you shut off life."
Enormous ochre stone slab walls shout loudly as I drive through Church Rock, N.M., to Red Water Pond (near Gallup on the Navajo, or Diné, nation). I drive this road each year around July 16 to attend the commemoration of the Church Rock Radioactive spill. But today, the air is different.
Global Sisters Report: Of course sexual intimacy enters the realm of my desires -- I'm a 28-year-old woman. But lately, I've been thinking of an intimacy our culture often misses.
Global Sisters Report: These "rescue operations" help the sisters establish contact with the sex workers by distributing rosaries and missionaries' phone numbers.
Global Sisters Report: The One Body of the Church is deeply divided. Are these internal conflicts of our divided church the result of a divided human brain?