Category Archives: women religious

On A Truce

Bishop Robert Lynch, not a favorite with one of our regular commentators here, isn’t likely to be making fans with his recent call for a LCWR/CDF truce: The Church at this moment in time does not need an internecine war … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said, Another Chapter

At RNS, David Gibson reports on a piece in L’Osservatore Romano (English page here, but nothing on the story there, yet) in which Cardinal Gerhard Müller defends himself on the continuing struggle between prelates and women religious. From the CDF head: … Continue reading

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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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