"In this place of prayer, in this place of faith ... this place is a fertile ground to talk about our love of the Lord."
J. Peter Sartain
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.
At their annual meeting, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will discuss how they plan to react to continued charges of infidelity.
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.
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.