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LCWR continues to deflect inquiries about sexual abuse by nuns

The LCWR meeting is underway in Nashville!  And I am not there, because they rejected me after I applied for credentials.
Where’s the transparency?
The Fishwrap is even concerned about their stonewalling.  HERE
But wait!  There’s more!
Also in Fishwrap (aka the National Schismatic Reporter) … Continue reading

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Number of American Nuns plunging

I saw this at the Pew Research Center:
U.S. nuns face shrinking numbers and tensions with the Vatican
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which includes representation from more than 80% of American nuns, [The key is “from”.  The LCWR is … Continue reading

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LCWR, their August assembly: Where’s the “prophecy”?

As you know, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is going to have their annual confab in August.  This year they are meeting in Nashville.
As you will remember, last year I applied for press credentials, only to be coldly rejected. … Continue reading

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URGENT: CDF STATMENT ON LCWR

This is big. From the site of the CDF.
This is pretty much self-explanatory.  Just read it through.
CONTEXT: Remember that the nuns were trying to spin what the US bishops and the CDF were, and are, doing as payback for their … Continue reading

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LCWR Spirituality Generator

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious annual assembly will take place later in the summer.  I will, of course, apply again for credentials to attend.   But I am really hoping to be invited as a speaker.
To that end, I … Continue reading

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Nuns Gone Mad… Nuns Gone Wild… take your pick

I have written now a couple times about the whacky fringe group of nuns, NCAN, led by the pro-abortion Sinsinawa Dominican Sr. Donna Quinn.  HERE and HERE
Now I see at the National Catholic Register that Anne Carey, whose book I have … Continue reading

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Francis: “Can you imagine a Church without nuns?” Fr. Z gives his view.

Pope Francis has made it clear that he considers dimly women religious who are not fruitful. He has admonished nuns not to be “zitelle… spinsters, old maids, biddies”. To be called “una zitella” isn’t a compliment in Italian.
“But Father! But … Continue reading

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3000 religious leave religious life each year. Why? Some reasons.

I saw this at CWN:
Curial official: over 3,000 religious leave consecrated life each year [Makes you wonder how many enter religious life.  I’ll bet not 3k!]
The secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life … Continue reading

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Posted in Cri de Coeur, Dogs and Fleas, Magisterium of Nuns, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, Vatican II, Women Religious | Tagged , , , | 47 Comments

A study of the Sinsinawa Dominicans (hint: LCWR). Read and weep.

One of the stranger groups of women religious who belong to the LCWR crowd are the Sinsinawa Domincans, whose motherhouse is in southern Wisconsin, in the Diocese of Madison.
You might review my post NUNS GONE WILD for a glimpse of … Continue reading

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New book about women religious!

If you want to understanding something about how many of the women religious in these USA have gone completely off their rockers, here is the book to get.
I have the first book, from 1997.  Now there is an updated, second … Continue reading

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Long lifetimes of faith and prayer

The other day I saw in the weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Madison that a religious sister was celebrating her 8oth anniversary of profession!  That’s impressive.
This also caught my eye today
‘Longest-serving’ cloistered nun dies in Spain
The Associated Press
MADRID —
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Pope Francis’ outstanding address to international leaders of women religious

Today Pope Francis met with some 800 leaders of women’s religious institutes from around the world in an organization called the International Union of Superiors General (UISG). Think of an international version of the LCWR.
This meeting of women religious in … Continue reading

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Why do liberals try to make religious life so … small?

Since there is a great deal of liberal hooting at the latest women religious, LCWR, Bus-Nun type goat rodeo, let’s turn the clock back a bit and look at something at Religion and Politics about the Nashville Dominicans.
The article is longish, … Continue reading

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Recent LCWR statements – context for the Holy See’s smackdown

Today the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith smacked down, hard, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.  This is, as you may remember, the group of leaders of communities of women religious (not all the religious themselves, but the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Orders of women religious who accept later vocations

From a reader:
Father, do your wonderful readers have suggestions about women’s religious orders that cater to late vocations (late 30’s)? Someone in our family is discerning.
I don’t, but I hope some of the readers here will.
The question of later religious … Continue reading

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