St. Louis, Mo., Aug 10, 2012 / 16:31 pm
Sister Pat Farrell told participants in the Leadership Conference of Women Religious assembly that talks with the Vatican will go on so long as the group is not made to change its goals.
"The officers will proceed with these discussions as long as possible," she told the conference's annual assembly Aug. 10, "but will reconsider if LCWR is forced to compromise the integrity of its mission."
Sr. Farrell's remarks were made in response to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith's April 18 report following a four-year study which revealed "serious doctrinal problems" throughout the group.
"While acknowledging deep disappointment with the CDF report, the members proclaimed their intention to use this opportunity to explain to Church leaders LCWR's mission, values and operating principles," she told conference members at her Aug. 10 address in St. Louis.