Monday, August 06, 2012

LCWR assembly begins; Vatican representative told attendance 'would not be helpful' : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The excerpts below are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle, who has been charged by the Vatican with responsibility for supervising a reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), has been told by the group’s leaders that his presence “would not be helpful” at the LCWR’s annual assembly this week.
  • As the LCWR prepared for the annual meeting, at which members will discuss the Vatican’s demand for reform, the group’s president, Sister Patricia Farrell, told reporters that the group would continue to question Church teachings. She expressed concern that in the Vatican’s eyes, “that questioning is seen as defiance.”

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LCWR assembly begins; Vatican representative told attendance 'would not be helpful' : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

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