We say: Francis, Catholics across our nation are knocking at your door on behalf of these faithful, Christ-centered women who continued to be maligned by the Vatican.
Are American nuns paying for the sins of a Jesuit priest who died in the 1950s?
It might seem that way, given the ongoing showdown between doctrinal hard-liners in the Vatican and leaders representing more than 40,000 U.S. sisters, with one of Rome's chief complaints being the nuns' continuing embrace of the notion of "conscious evolution."
A senior Vatican official tried to defuse the damaging rift between the Vatican and U.S. nuns after a recent rebuke over obedience and doctrinal differences.
Global Sisters Report: Three women decided to tackle the effect of the apostolic visitation of the U.S. nuns through the lens of organizational theory.
Global Sisters Report: Kenyan Sr. Anne Kiragu is exceedingly busy in South Sudan, but she always makes time for those suffering in the war-torn country.
NCR Today: A coalition of 16 progressive U.S. Catholic organizations wrote to Pope Francis, asking him to intervene and remove the mandates on LCWR.
LCWR "was saddened to learn that impressions of the organization ... have led to judgments and ultimately to the doctrinal assessment," the organization's statement says.
Global Sisters Report: Cardinal Gerhard Müller's concern about LCWR offers an opportunity to discuss conscious evolution and the mutual engagement of science and religion.
Analysis: In the 1980s, then-Pope John Paul II said discoveries in the natural sciences needed to be imaginatively confronted. Twenty-five years later, LCWR is striving to do just that.