Category Archives: women religious

A Tale of Two Ecclesiologies

NCRep sums the LCWR meeting. Two commentators who were not present were quoted, among others. Jesuit Bruce Morrill: To my mind, this is a stellar example of how fundamentally different are the cultures the LCWR and Roman Catholic hierarchy practice. … Continue reading

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Theologian Pokes At Bishops

I haven’t been following the news bits on the LCWR assembly in Nashville. But I did notice that Professor Elizabeth Johnson’s two significant pokes at the US bishops. In one instance, reading comprehension isn’t even an issue. The guys simply … Continue reading

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LCWR Meets Tomorrow

Leaders of American women religious meet in Nashville starting tomorrow. The five day conference will include private meetings with Archbishop Sartain the prelate designated by Rome to get results. NCRep summarizes here. There seems to be a tired and pessimistic note … Continue reading

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Signs At The Top … Or Near The Top

When it’s not a matter of doctrine, Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz is really the red hat who oversees women religious. Or he’s supposed to be. He seems to want the LCWR/CDF parties to play nice. He insists people aren’t … Continue reading

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Freedom To Fail

Early in their latest book, Michael White and Tom Corcoran drop the bonbon that a huge majority of churches in the US are shrinking. Maybe the number is ninety percent. Or very close to it. Here in the Archdiocese of … Continue reading

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The Culture of Complaint, Again

I’m starting to feel badly for bishops, especially the CDF and their American allies in the episcopacy. I really am, and this isn’t an attempt at humor or sarcasm. Phyllis Zagano offers a scoreline, and she’s not missing the mark. … Continue reading

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Is Conscious Evolution A Heresy?

In the musical Hair, and so marvelously sung by the Fifth Dimension, there was that hope expressed that some new age will arrive and … Then peace will guide the planetsAnd love will steer the stars … Harmony and understandingSympathy and trust … Continue reading

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