We say: It is no coincidence that the Vatican jousting with U.S. nuns came to a conciliatory end under the papacy of Francis.
Global Sisters Report: Somewhere in the decision made by the teenage Thea Bowman lay a paradox worthy of a biblical epic.
Appreciation: Sr. Mary Ann Walsh was a quiet nun with a keen wit who led a very public life as a journalist and a longtime spokeswoman for the USCCB.
Sr. Jeannine Gramick, censured for her opposition to Catholic church teaching on homosexuality and marriage, will not be allowed to speak at a Catholic church in Charlotte.
The Sister of Loretto was to have been the keynote speaker at a public program titled "Including LGBT People and Their Families in Faith Communities: A Conference Open to All," scheduled for May 16 at St. Peter Church.
"I was impressed just at the universality of [the Vatican's] concern as well as some of the things that they were focused on."
Global Sisters Report: Catholic women religious and observers reacted with notable -- but muted -- relief to the end of Vatican oversight of LCWR.
Global Sisters Report: The whole sad doctrinal assessment and oversight mandate of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious from the Vatican is history. Alleluia!
Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has been very generous with his words. There have been addresses, homilies, conversations, phone calls, interviews and writings, including an apostolic exhortation on "The Joy of the Gospel" (Evangelii Gaudium). Still, the pope has been silent or very reticent on certain questions.
Every year, Easter is a different experience.
As a child, I loved the Easter Triduum. Those days between Lent and Easter were unlike any others. They were filled with incense and action, a quiet interlude filled with drama and reverence as we moved toward the joy of Easter. There was reverence embedded in the atmosphere. The congregation moved about the church differently, making liturgy at once both arresting and enchanting.
Appreciation: St. Joseph Sr. Bette Moslander was intimately involved in helping religious orders align with the teachings of Vatican II.