LCWR Responds After Tense Meeting With CDF’s Cardinal Gerhard Müller


On May 8, the Leadership Council of Women Religious (LCWR) issued a statement on their April 30 meeting with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.The statement is significant in that it's a hopeful sign that the organization has heard the concerns expressed by Rome and may, in fact, be ready to listen--valuing its canonical status which has been conferred by the Holy See more than it values its autonomy.Because it's so important a document, I'm permitting the Sisters to … [Read more...]

"Faith Fatigue": Is That America's Problem, Too?

Pope Benedict XVI, in addressing the College of Cardinals and the Roman Curia today, offered a pretty sobering year-end status report about the Church in Europe.The Continent, he warned, is facing an ethical crisis which has been fueled by an economic and financial crisis.  Most importantly, Europe is facing a crisis of faith. As evidence of that faith crisis, the Pope cited the diminishing number of churchgoers and their increasing age, the decline in the number of vocations to the p … [Read more...]