Sisters focus on commitment to global solidarity at UISG opening session

About 900 women religious representing nearly 500,000 sisters are meeting in Rom for the International Union of Superiors General 2016 plenary assembly. (NCR photo / Joshua J. McElwee)
About 900 women religious representing nearly 500,000 sisters are meeting in Rom for the International Union of Superiors General 2016 plenary assembly. (NCR photo / Joshua J. McElwee)

by Joshua J. McElwee

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The leaders of the world's communities of Catholic women religious were warned against accepting an "entitlement creep" that numbs them from confronting poverty and environmental destruction at the opening session of a triennial gathering here.

U.S. St. Joseph Sr. Carol Zinn told about 900 women religious representing nearly 500,000 sisters globally at the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) meeting that religious life has widely been a "first-world lifestyle" marked by opportunities for higher education and job and housing security.

While Zinn said such education is important, she said it also "numbs our minds and blinds our heart."

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