On Dec. 22, 2008, the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life announced an apostolic visitation to investigate the lives of sisters in the United States. This announcement begins the book Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation, a journey of sisters together across the United States.
After meditating with the upcoming book Sacred Seed (Golden Sufi Center, 2014), I envisioned hundreds of copies of the beautifully illustrated paperback showing up on Hillary Clinton's doorstep.
The copies would be gifts from organic farmers and members of the spiritual ecology community.
Simply Spirit: A great woman has gone from our midst. Her name is Christine Vladimiroff, and we who are passionate about reform owe profound thanks for this woman's life.
NCR Today: Synod on the family starts this weekend; Kansas City sexual abuse lawsuit on trial; Obama administration criticizes Israel; Filipino activists began climate walk
Global Sisters Report: Sr. Christine Vladimiroff refused to follow a Vatican order to prohibit Sr. Joan Chittister from speaking at a conference advocating women's ordination.
From Where I Stand: Not too long ago, the world barely noticed nuns. Now there is hardly an instance when the world does not notice them.
Book review: Through their speeches, the sister presidents of LCWR grapple with ambiguity, menace, promise and survival in their approach to the podium.
Analysis: In the 1980s, then-Pope John Paul II said discoveries in the natural sciences needed to be imaginatively confronted. Twenty-five years later, LCWR is striving to do just that.
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Perspective: The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI caught the world by surprise, but after the shock wore off, it didn't seem all that surprising.