Category Archives: Women Religious

What is this thing? No, really! What is this?

The other day a priest friend and I went steeple-chasing – to visit churches in the area that I had not yet seen.
At one place, where there is – or was, at least – the presence of Sinsinawa Dominicans we saw … Continue reading

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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 changes … 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 dress like … 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 Conference, … 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 can’t give you … 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.
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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 such a … 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 of a barnyard in boots, … Continue reading

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