Category Archives: Women Religious

LCWR Great Swirly Meeting concludes. Fr. Z looks back at a look foward!

In a piece from Fishwrap, aka National Sodomitic Reporter, about the closing the LCWR annual confab in view of the Great Swirly, we find this: If critics thought the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s doctrinal Massessment and mandated … Continue reading

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Update on the LCWR Assembly of the Great Swirly

We need an update on the Assembly of the Great Swirly, the LCWR annual confab at the Hyatt Regency in Houston. They had a speech by one Fr. Stephen Bevans, SVD.  No, he’s a priest.  He couldn’t be bothered to … Continue reading

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LCWR Assembly Update: Pondering the Great Swirly

The reporter from the Fishwrap has produced a photo from last nights doings.  I should share this. Standing above the Great Swirly, this is Sr. Lourdes Leal, a Sister of Divine Providence and chair of LCWR Region 12.  Just like the Bishops … Continue reading

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LCWR 2015 ASSEMBLY!

I know you have been longing for an update on the doings of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). Right now they are meeting in Houston at the Hyatt Regency for their annual synergistic convergence! HERE   Sorry… I … Continue reading

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Of Dominicans and cat-demons and soap

The wonderful Dominicans in Summit, NJ  – who do not belong to the LCWR – have been posting stories about St. Dominic on their blog.  According to the traditional, Roman calendar St. Dominic’s feast was 4 August, but it was moved in … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z expects rejection… again… yet hope springs eternal

As July zooms by, and August swiftly comes, we all recall I’m sure that quote of Emerson, “Do what we can, summer will have its flies.” Thus, my mind turns to the upcoming annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, LCWR. … Continue reading

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Krauthammer’s nun zinger

Speaking of Sr. Carol Keehan, whom Pres. Obama credits for getting ObamaTax passed (she gave cover to Catholic pols who could then vote for something that would promote abortion), Charles Krauthammer had a great line in his commentary the other … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a nun preach a homily?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Last night the priest saying Mass, said that a nun who was the head of a Theology department at a university could dictate who had faculties to say a homily at the university church. So the … Continue reading

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“Oh give me a home….” Nuns on the range.

For your Just Too Cool file… From CNS: Benedictine nuns make their home on the range By Jim West Catholic News Service VIRGINIA DALE, Colo. (CNS) — Sister Maria Walburga Schortemeyer is at home wading through the mud and manure … Continue reading

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Sr. Joan on ‘the soul’

From HuffPo comes this jewel: Sr. Joan Chittister and Oprah! Take in this incomprehensible babble, perhaps with some popcorn. I like the expression on Oprah’s face at one point. You can tell that she has no idea what Joan is … Continue reading

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Of the LCWR and the end of the CDF “crackdown”

At the conclusion of the CDF investigation of the LCWR, it is interesting to watch the conga line dance threading its delirious way through the liberal catholic MSM led by Fishwrap‘s Tom Fox, AP‘s (not catholic, but liberal) Nicole Winfield and Rachel Zoll, Commonweal‘s … Continue reading

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Vocation as woman religious? Traditional Carmelites nuns.

I get questions from young women interested in religious life but with a traditional expression.   I received this and thought to share it with you. Hello Fr. Z! I hope all is going well. When I saw you recently … Continue reading

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3 March RELEASE – PRE-ORDER new music CD for Easter from Benedictines of Mary

UPDATE: There is a new video about them. ____ ORIGINAL Published on: Feb 14, 2015 @ 14:47 I announce tidings of joy.   The wonderful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles have a new music CD … for EASTER.  It will … Continue reading

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Nota bene: Apostolic Visitation of US sisters and CDF scrutiny of LCWR are NOT the same

There is some speculation about what may be said on 16 December in Rome about the Apostolic Visitation that was conducted of communities of women religious in these USA by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Gift idea: Seignadou Soaps from the Summit Dominicans – VIDEO!

I know that most of you are getting Mystic Monk Coffee for people as gifts, and thereby you help the Carmelite men build their new monastery in Wyoming, but there is a wonderful community of nuns to help too! You … Continue reading

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