Book review: Through their speeches, the sister presidents of LCWR grapple with ambiguity, menace, promise and survival in their approach to the podium.
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
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.
A senior Vatican official tried to defuse the damaging rift between the Vatican and U.S. nuns after a recent rebuke over obedience and doctrinal differences.
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.
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.
Grace on the Margins: The similarities between Francis' quotes and Müller's statement on LCWR show that Müller's talking points are coming directly from the pope.
The Vatican is investigating Fr. Michael Amaladoss for allegedly espousing unorthodox beliefs, raising questions about whether Pope Francis is moving the church in a new direction.