Pope Francis told leaders of global orders of Catholic sisters that the lives of consecrated persons are a "light in the world."
Q and A: Cardinal João Braz de Aviz said NCR's report of his talk Sunday gave one inaccurate translation but otherwise was accurate.
Q and A: The new secretary of the Vatican's Congregation for Religious also said the church should not exclude anyone.
NCR Today: The Vatican press office issued a statement Tuesday saying recent remarks by a Vatican official do not indicate a split among Vatican offices.
Q and A: Obeying church authority involves listening to God from many sources, says the president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
Speaking to global women religious, a theologian says they owe "ultimate obedience" to God, founded in the needs of the poor.
Commentary: The time Cardinal João Braz de Aviz spent with women religious is a sign of good intent and a step into greater communication.
Salesian Sr. Jennifer Kane is a living conversion story, who has gone, she said, from "bombs to Bibles."
A 16-year military veteran who at one time was a missile systems engineer working on intercontinental nuclear weapons, Kane is preparing to make her first profession of vows with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in August.
How does someone make the conversion?
"By the grace of God, that's the only thing I can tell you," Kane told the Catholic Courier, newspaper of the diocese of Rochester. She said her vocational path "is long and it is crazy."
Q and A: Attempts by U.S. sisters to pursue dialogue with Vatican officials could strengthen relations with sisters globally.
The Vatican's decision to criticize the Leadership Conference of Women Religious was made without the knowledge of a key Vatican office, its leader said Sunday.