Women Religious

April 15, 2014

Burgeoning Religious Community Sees Global Impact

The Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres counts a number of its vocations from South Korea, which Pope Francis plans to visit in August.

February 10, 2014

Little Sisters With Big Hearts

At the Jeanne Jugan Home in Washington, the Little Sisters of the Poor care for the elderly with both quality health care and joy-filled hospitality.

January 14, 2014

‘USA Today’ to Obama: Leave the Little Sisters Alone

The daily newspaper’s editors call the administration’s effort ‘a political loser.’

August 14, 2012

Leadership Conference of Women Religious Meet Amid Vatican Dialogue

Sisters promise to 'proceed with these discussions ... but will reconsider if LCWR is forced to compromise the integrity of its mission.'

August 10, 2012

LCWR assembly Day 3: High Expectations

August 9, 2012

Day 2 of the LCWR Assembly: Contemplating a Response to the Vatican

August 2, 2012

Bishop Leonard Blair Takes on the LCWR

Commentary: What's going on with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Part 3

June 4, 2012

What’s Going on With the LCWR?


April 30, 2012

Call to Obedience

May 6 issue editorial on the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s newly released doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

April 24, 2012

Doctrinal Assessment of the LCWR: Safeguarding the Integrity of Consecrated Life

April 24, 2012

Archbishop Sartain Praises Women Religious as 'Great Gift' to the Church

Comments come days after he was asked by Pope Benedict to help reform the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

April 21, 2012

Sisters in Crisis Special

April 20, 2012

A Spiritual Reflection on Religious Liberty and the Rights of Conscience

Text of Mother Agnes Mary Donovan’s remarks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, April 19, in Washington, D.C.

April 18, 2012

Vatican Calls for Reform of the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women’s Religious

Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain is appointed to oversee the renewal.

January 12, 2012

Wrapping Up the Visitation of Women Religious

Mother Clare Millea speaks about what she found during the three-year look at religious life in the United States.

October 20, 2011

Sisters Go Online to Promote Vocations

Communities of women religious rely more on the Internet and social media, and some orders report a sharp rise in inquiries.

February 24, 2011

Where the Nuns Are, 2010

2011 CARA Report Shows Religious Women Trending Younger

April 15, 2009

Second Women’s Visitation

January 30, 2009

Women Religious Visitation