Recalcitrant LCWR Digs in Its Heels at Nashville Meeting

LCWR prayer

Fireworks this week, as the Leadership Conference of Women Religious met in Nashville for their 2014 annual meeting.The meeting marks the first time the women's religious had met since Vatican officials imposed a requirement last April that the group pre-clear its speakers' lists with Rome.LCWR leadership had snubbed their noses at that request--instead presenting their highest award, the Outstanding Leadership Award, to Fordham University's Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, who is considered … [Read more...]

Anne Thompson Gets the Scoop: Pope’s Coming to Philly!

Anne Thompson

Pope Francis is coming to America!We thought that it would happen:  We believed that Pope Francis would honor his predecessor Benedict XVI's commitment and would participate in the World Meeting of Families, planned for September 2015 in Philadelphia.In fact, I reported last month that Archbishop Charles Chaput had announced the Pope's plans to visit the City of Brotherly Love.  Archbishop Chaput said that the Holy Father would be present for the last days of the conference, F … [Read more...]


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