The Nuns on the Bus Are Back–This Time with Vice President Biden

Joe Biden with the Nuns on the Bus

The Nuns on the Bus are on the roll again--this time in Iowa.The liberal organization Network, composed of the same nuns who have been called on the carpet by the Vatican for their disdain for Catholic Church teaching on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, parked their bus in front of the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines yesterday.  And honoring the Sisters with his presence was America's confused Catholic vice president, Joseph Biden.According to the New York Times, Biden r … [Read more...]

As LCWR Plans Its Big Meeting, the Number of Nuns Continues to Decline

LCWR

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) will hold its annual meeting this week (August 12-16) in Nashville--and they've got some difficult issues to discuss. Michael Lipka, writing for the Pew Research Center, reports that the meeting comes at a time when the LCWR continues to draw scrutiny from the Vatican, while the number of women religious continues its dramatic decline. Lipka explains: While the church’s specific concerns with the nuns are complex, a few major areas were hi … [Read more...]

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

LCWR

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...]


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