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Women Religious - Latest News
Jan 21, 2018 - 08:49 am .- Speaking to contemplative women religious Sunday, Pope Francis said that they aren’t second-class, but a necessary part of the Church, and asked them to continue to pray on behalf of the Church and sinners.
May 13, 2016 - 04:55 am .- Yesterday Pope Francis raised eyebrows around the world after declaring his openness to establishing a commission to study the female diaconate, but a careful look at his full response is less of a shocker, and points to nothing new.
Dec 16, 2014 - 09:03 am .- The Vatican has published the results of its apostolic visitation examining the quality of religious communities across the U.S. in a report described as realistic yet encouraging.
Dec 4, 2014 - 01:51 pm .- The Vatican has confirmed it will release its report on the state of women religious in the United States later this month, following up on the apostolic visitation that concluded in January 2012.  
Aug 20, 2014 - 07:50 am .- Actions by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious at its latest annual assembly suggest that it may be closed to the possibility of reform, one writer on Catholic religious life has said.
May 6, 2014 - 10:54 am .- In an address to the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Cardinal Gerhard Müller reaffirmed the necessity of reform of the conference, saying it has effectively moved beyond the Christian faith.
Aug 24, 2013 - 06:02 am .- Despite a shift in tone, virtually no progress has been made toward the Vatican's goals for the reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, says an author who has closely followed the group.
Jun 22, 2013 - 02:01 pm .- A new film sprung from the recently launched Imagine Sisters movement in the U.S. hopes to portray the beauty and joy of religious life and inspire young women to consider religious vocations.
Jun 14, 2013 - 12:02 am .- At a Brooklyn Mass where six Little Sisters of the Poor made their first vows, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan emphasized all the good that the order does for elderly poor around the world.
May 9, 2013 - 10:09 am .- Sister Alice Matilda Nsiah says that Pope Francis’ decision to meet with her and other superiors general on Wednesday left them encouraged, grateful and proud to be Catholic.
May 8, 2013 - 10:01 am .- Pope Francis told leaders of women’s religious orders today that their vocations can only be recognized within the fold of the Church.
Aug 14, 2012 - 04:40 pm .- The Leadership Conference of Women Religious has begun talks with the archbishop tasked with its reform, but says it will not make fundamental changes to its expression of consecrated religious life.
Jun 21, 2012 - 12:47 am .- Officers of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said that their June 12 meeting with Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith officials was “difficult” because of “differing perspectives” but they were able to express their concerns “with openness and honesty.”
Jun 12, 2012 - 11:11 am .- The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has described talks with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious as open and cordial.
Jun 12, 2012 - 04:28 am .- An expert on women religious in the U.S. said that a bus tour announced by religious sisters who belonging to a “progressive” social justice organization demonstrates the Vatican’s concerns about certain groups of women religious in the country.
Jun 1, 2012 - 04:35 pm .- Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle says he is dedicated to addressing concerns regarding the Leadership Conference of Women Religious “in an atmosphere of openness, honesty, integrity and fidelity to the Church’s faith.”
Jun 1, 2012 - 09:42 am .- The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is arguing that the Vatican’s recent assessment of the organization was “based on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency.”