Leaders of the LCWR said they will continue the dialogue with church officials demanding reform, but they will also protect the integrity of their group.
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
From Where I Stand: Not too long ago, the world barely noticed nuns. Now there is hardly an instance when the world does not notice them.
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.
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.
As the world's bishops prepare for the October synod, they face one question: How much should the experiences and opinions of lay Catholics influence their discussions?
The Vatican has ordered the laicization of Archbishop Józef Wesołowski, former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, accused of paying for sex with minors.
The public scolding Cardinal Gerhard Müller delivered in April to LCWR really disturbed many Catholics. It was so obviously out of sync with Pope Francis’ call for dialogue, discernment and respect when discussing faith matters.
NCR Today: "We believe the recent criticism of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has been unjust," the letter reads.
I continue to be amazed at the standoff between the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).
We say: Francis, Catholics across our nation are knocking at your door on behalf of these faithful, Christ-centered women who continued to be maligned by the Vatican.