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As we all continue to process the events and documents of #Synod14, there are bunches of stuff to read: Kyle Cupp directly examines the issue of Power and control in the church: topics which are all too often either unspoken … Continue reading
With the Extraordinary Synod on the Family happening last week and this week in Rome, there has been so much stuff circulating that I’ve wanted to write about, but either haven’t had time or felt writing on Ferguson was more … Continue reading
One of the significant events in the Catholic world this past month was the annual meeting of the LCWR (Leadership Council of Women Religious): the leadership body of vowed women religious (sisters, nuns) in the US. This year, they bestowed … Continue reading
You may have heard that the most recent round of dialogue between the LCWR and the CDF included a particular condemnation of “conscious evolution” as a recurring theme in the sisters’ workshops and newsletters. Conscious evolution is something I’d never … Continue reading
The following is not quite what was reported by the Vatican news service on August 1: “Sisterhood, the foundation and pathway to peace”. This is the theme of the 47th World Day of Peace, the first during the pontificate of … Continue reading
I’ve recently noticed a problem with the conventions for certain honorifics, and I have a solution. Vowed religious women (aka nuns, sisters) are entitled to, and generally use, the honorific Sister [Sr.]. Persons who have earned doctoral degrees are entitled … Continue reading
The Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) is the counterpart body of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). CMSM has the same status in canon law for vowed religious men (monks, brothers, some priests) that LCWR has for … Continue reading
If anything, [the Farley case] collaterally gives another example of why this LCWR assessment is taking place. Too many people crossing the LCWR screen who are supposedly representing the Catholic church aren’t representing the church with any reasonable sense of … Continue reading
A thoughtful and helpful column from a UCC pastor whose background is Roman Catholic, directed primarily towards her Protestant sisters and brothers who don’t have much experience with or knowledge about Catholic religious orders. I especially appreciated her comparison of … Continue reading