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.
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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.
Global Sisters Report: The distance from Seoul, South Korea, to Nashville, Tenn., is 6,927 miles, but some "sister sisters" here feel close to LCWR.
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.
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.
Book review: Through their speeches, the sister presidents of LCWR grapple with ambiguity, menace, promise and survival in their approach to the podium.
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.
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.
We say: Francis, Catholics across our nation are knocking at your door on behalf of these faithful, Christ-centered women who continued to be maligned by the Vatican.