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Pope Francis' LCWR reaffirmation leads sisters to hard questions

While some sisters said the reaffirmation created a wait-and-see moment, others were discouraged. "Nothing has changed," one sister said.


Pope Francis reaffirms critique of LCWR, plan for reform

A year ago, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said the US sisters' work contained "themes incompatible with the Catholic faith." Pope Francis has reportedly reaffirmed the assessment.



Vatican religious prefect: 'I was left out of LCWR finding'

The Vatican's decision to criticize the Leadership Conference of Women Religious was made without the knowledge of a key Vatican office, its leader said Sunday.


LCWR head to global sisters: 'Serious misunderstandings' with Vatican

Sisters' meeting: “Serious misunderstandings” exist between Vatican officials and Catholic sisters, the LCWR president told some 800 of her global peers.


Editorial: Pope Francis should meet with the sisters

We say: The simple fact is that the women have never been able to talk with the pope directly. Why must they rely on men to convey their case?


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August 2-15, 2013


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