Leaders of the LCWR said they will continue the dialogue with church officials demanding reform, but they will also protect the integrity of their group.
In accepting LCWR's Outstanding Leadership Award, St. Joseph Sr. Elizabeth Johnson praised the sisters and urged them to stay the course.
Bulletins from the Human Side: It might have been better if Cardinal Gerhard Müller had simply told LCWR, "We just don't like the way you decide things."
Members of LCWR is calling on Pope Francis to repudiate the doctrine of discovery, a 15th-century policy justifying violence against indigenous people, who still suffer from the doctrine.
Simply Spirit: Too often, Catholics raised in our Catholic culture are unaware that it is sometimes our duty to speak about matters concerning the good of the church.
"In this place of prayer, in this place of faith ... this place is a fertile ground to talk about our love of the Lord."
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.
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.
The 2014 Leadership Conference of Women Religious assembly will take place Aug. 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn. Our coverage of the 2014 assembly can be found here. Below are links to NCR's previous LCWR news coverage to help you prepare.
NCR extensively covered the May 2014 conflict between LCWR and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Find all our reporting here.
At their annual meeting, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will discuss how they plan to react to continued charges of infidelity.