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Preview: Documentarian discusses 'In Good Conscience,' the story of Sr. Jeannine Gramick's LGBT ministry

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A decade ago, "In Good Conscience: Sister Jeannine Gramick's Journey of Faith" premiered at Lincoln Center's Independents Night in New York City. The film chronicles Gramick's journey from quiet nun to groundbreaking advocate and minister to the Catholic gay and lesbian community, and it explores her response to her silencing by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

Preview: Seeds of transformation: effects of the apostolic visitation

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I still remember the shock I felt when reading an email that was forwarded to me on Jan. 30, 2009. I was the president of my community at the time. The email reported that a press release announcing the apostolic visitation of communities of women religious in the U.S. had just been issued. I didn't really know for certain what an apostolic visitation was or the ramifications of this announcement, but I sensed it was an ominous message.

'Power of Sisterhood' illustrates sisters' journey through apostolic visitation

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On Dec. 22, 2008, the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life announced an apostolic visitation to investigate the lives of sisters in the United States. This announcement begins the book Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation, a journey of sisters together across the United States.

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