Seattle archbishop opens annual leadership meeting with words of friendship 18 months after the sisters group was put under his control.
Leadership Conference of Women Religious members have begun to check in. Some 850 will be here.
Again, as a year ago, this LCWR assembly faces an very uncertain conclusion, and, one man, a prelate, Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, appointed by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to oversee LCWR, will largely determine the outcome.
"All the stones need to be turned over," an Ohio federal district judge said. "We need to get this stuff out in the open and deal with it."
Q-and-A: US Catholic sisters still do not think they can give complete control of LCWR over to US bishops, said the head of the Mercy sisters.
"There's a cloud over our head," a former LCWR president says of the group's upcoming annual meeting Aug. 13-16 in Orlando, Fla.
A former leader of LCWR said Pope Francis should reconsider the ban on women priests, likening male-only priesthood to "a form of inequality which is a form of idolatry."
Book review: Historical studies of sisters in the U.S. seem to be appearing in inverse proportion to the decline of those sisterhoods.
Despite the age of women in religious orders, these women in their 20s, 30s and 40s felt -- and heeded -- their calling.
Essay: The traditional vows of religious communities aren't so traditional anymore. Here's how they've been updated for the modern world.
Mother Tekla Famiglietti is an orthodox leader who has, for more than three decades, built a power base with considerable financial prowess.