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The 'Cultural Chasm' Between American Nuns And Vatican Is Closing

Global Sisters Report | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion

The story was first published on Global Sisters Report. The controversial investigations of U.S. women religious by the Vatican — and resulting tens...

The Long And Heated Battle Between The Vatican And American Nuns

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Religion

(RNS) The long and often contentious duel between the Vatican and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious came to an abrupt end on Thursday (Apri...

Vatican Doctrinal Watchdog Insists He Is Not Misogynist

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The Vatican’s guardian of orthodoxy and the force behind Rome’s investigation of American nuns has renewed his criticism of the Leadership C...

Open Letter to the LCWR: Refuse the Abuse

Carole Ganim | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
Carole Ganim

"Meaningful, honest dialogue" may be possible no longer if only one side of the table is trying to engage in the dialogue and the other is delivering a monologue.

The Stakes Are High For The Future Of America's Nuns

National Catholic Reporter | Dan Stockman & Dawn Cherie Araujo | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion

This piece originally appeared in the National Catholic Reporter As the largest leadership organization for U.S. women religious prepares to gather...

What? 'Nuns Are Not Called to Serve the World... '

Carole Ganim | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion
Carole Ganim

These women, those in religious communities, those who have left religious communities, and those never in a religious community are not satisfying their own egos, but are doing the work of the Spirit in our times, not the times of our foremothers.

To LCWR: Be Out of Order

Carole Ganim | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Carole Ganim

If the good ol' boys want to keep their robes and mitres and rules and constrictions and money and their insistent antimony toward women, let them. Religious women can love God and others without the bureaucracy and the rules and the dictatorship.

Nuns Thrown Under the Bus

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Gina Messina-Dysert

U.S. nuns have stood firm stating that their intentions have been misunderstood by the Vatican and remain steadfast in their efforts to work for social justice.

Cardinal Kasper, 'Pope's Theologian,' Downplays Vatican Crackdown On U.S. Nuns

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The German cardinal who has been called the “pope’s theologian” said fresh Vatican criticism of American nuns was typical of the ...

Cardinal Slams U.S. Nuns For Honoring Feminist Theologian

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which represents the majority of U.S. nuns, was sharply rebuked by Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, pref...

Nuns 'Maintain Hope' In Conversation With Hierachy

Religion News Service | Mark I. Pinksy | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion

ORLANDO, Fla. (RNS) U.S. Catholic nuns — accused by Rome of “radical feminism” for advocating social justice at the expense of issues such as ab...

Nunzilla To 'You Go Girl': A Tale Of Sisters

Katherine Marshall | Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The LCWR and its members are happy to see their public image shift from a nunzilla model of the stern unbudging nun to the caring teacher, professor, social worker, nurse or hospital administrator.

Gunning For Nuns, Part 2: The Nuns Respond

Michele Somerville | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The Vatican had nothing to gain by staging a tantrum and humiliating the nuns. Like a cool-headed mom managing a child demanding candy in the supermarket checkout line, the LCWR waited for the histrionics to pass.

Nuns of America Unite

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With each new discovery proving a Biblical assertion wrong, the Church retreats to the safety of errors in interpretation or dismissing the discrepancy as unimportant. They were wrong then, and they are wrong now.

Vatican Showdown The Latest Chapter In 'Radical Feminist' Catholic Sister's Dramatic Life

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.03.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Though she is at the center of one of the biggest crises in the Catholic Church today, Sister Pat Farrell is loath to talk about herself, and ce...

Kalamazooans Protest Vatican's Treatment of Nuns

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 08.19.2012 | Detroit
Olga Bonfiglio

People across the nation have taken to the streets to protest the Vatican's attack on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and show their support for the sisters, according to Nun Justice.

American Nuns Call Vatican Talks 'Difficult'

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Relations between the Vatican and the American nuns who are under investigation seem to be worsening after the sisters said Monday (June 18) tha...

Just Buy 'Just Love'

Michele Somerville | Posted 08.08.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Sister Dr. Margaret Farley has done the unforgivable. She's challenging the way the Vatican looks at sex. Not abortion, not contraception -- sex. Farley is, in a sense, using "dirty words."

Priest On Nun Crackdown: 'Vatican Is Hypocritical And Duplicitous'

Posted 06.01.2012 | Religion

The Vatican orthodoxy watch dog group known as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced in April its intention to overhaul the largest...

The Vatican's War On Women

Paul Gorrell, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Paul Gorrell, Ph.D.

This is not a new war for the Vatican. This is old time religion. The Catholic Church has been a repressive place for women for its entire history.