LCWR spent four days conducting business any large organization requires -- despite the subtext of an ongoing Vatican investigation and orders to reform.
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."
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.
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.
Commentary: When religious leaders equate religion's ancient mythologies with demonstrable facts, faith will suffer, and religion will become increasingly irrelevant.
At their annual meeting, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will discuss how they plan to react to continued charges of infidelity.
Simply Spirit: Amazingly, this document validates the not-infrequent experience of Catholics who find themselves unable to accept certain teachings.
In a previous blog, I noted a clear contradiction in the document " 'Sensus Fidei' in the Life of the Church" from the International Theological Commission. On the one hand, it was a marvelous endorsement of the sense of the faith, especially among the laity in history and theology.
The document from the International Theological Commission, " 'Sensus Fidei' in the Life of the Church," takes a long overdue look at what this sense of the faith is for the individual and for the larger church. Some of the insights of the nine theologian writers are most encouraging for progressive Catholics; others, not so much.