The settlement, which involved abuse allegedly carried out by Christian Brothers, totaled $12.1 million. "I deeply regret the pain suffered by these victims," Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain said.
J. Peter Sartain
NCR Today: "We believe the recent criticism of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has been unjust," the letter reads.
Global Sisters Report: The conference, which came after LCWR’s most recent reprimand, featured current and former leaders who outlined the essentials of spiritual leadership.
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.
Fr. Harry Quigg continued to perform baptisms, weddings and funerals despite being removed from ministry after abuse allegations in 2004. How? The archbishop at the time never revealed his name.
Bulletins from the Human Side: A sexual predator seeks to dominate another person, to lord it over them. That's what Cardinal Gerhard Müller does to 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.
The following is a timeline of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
2008: The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life had ordered a separate investigation, known as an apostolic visitation, of U.S. orders of women religious. The results of that study were submitted to Rome at the end of 2011.
When I read the latest statement of Cardinal Gerhard Müller of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) in regard to LCWR, I was stunned, angry, disappointed and perplexed all at the same time. My first thought: Has he heard that we now have a pope named Francis? His statement seems so out-of-step with the spirit and outlook of Pope Francis. But I do keep wondering when Pope Francis will step up and put a stop to this narrow and divisive behavior.
Just Catholic: Whac-A-Nun season opened with a bang in Rome. Rapped knuckles belonged to LCWR and to any American woman walking around with letters after her name.