In a dramatic move, the Holy See has mandated the reform of the largest leadership body for women religious in the United States.
The mandate was issued with the approval of Pope Benedict XVI at the conclusion of a doctrinal investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which was conducted under the auspices of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).
The LCWR is an association of more than 1,500 leaders of U.S. congregations of women religious. Together they represent more than 80% of the 57,000 women religious in America.
In 2008, the Holy See initiated two simultaneous investigations of the state of women’s religious life in the U.S....READ MORE