Truly listening to others and reflecting on their thoughts can change thinking from individualistic to what is best for the community, one speaker said.
The Vatican's congregation for religious developed eight questions for those in religious life, male and female, to consider for the upcoming Year for Consecrated Life.
"In this place of prayer, in this place of faith ... this place is a fertile ground to talk about our love of the Lord."
Commentary: It's been 10 years since SNAP began prodding LCWR to take action on abuse by women religious. It's been a frustrating and fruitless decade.
Global Sisters Report: "What is going to last is the confidence we’ve had in the people to affect their own destinies."
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.
As the Leadership Conference of Women Religious prepare to gather, the group is on a precipice. What lies on either side, no one can say.
Global Sisters Report: What kind of church will Pope Francis find in South Korea when he heads there next week? Holy Names Sr. Sophia Park speculates.
Commentary: When religious leaders equate religion's ancient mythologies with demonstrable facts, faith will suffer, and religion will become increasingly irrelevant.
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.