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Bishop Blair Sets Record Straight on LCWR

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

The bishop who led the doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Council of Women Religious (LCWR) has published a revealing op-ed explaining exactly why the Vatican took the position it did and sets the record straight about the many misrepresentations of the facts in this case.

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Vatican Bans Book by Dissenting Nun

The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has declared that a book on sexual ethics by Mercy Sister Margaret A. Farley does not conform to the teachings of the Magisterium. As such, the CDF said, “it cannot be used as a valid expression of Catholic teaching, either in counseling and formation, or in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.”

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What is the Status of Anne, the Lay Apostle

Last week a woman called into our radio show and expressed concern that a retreat house in Pennsylvania was distributing free booklets to teens that contained the locutions of a woman named "Anne" who claims she has been receiving messages from Jesus and Mary. She asked us to do a little research on the matter.

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Yoga resources

KL writes: "I just found out last week that our parish is going to start offering yoga classes and I am not sure what to do about this. I talked to our school principal and our school board about it, and the principal has since talked with our parish priest. I just got an e-mail that says "after a good deal of research" and talking with our priest they have decided that the yoga classes will go on . . . ugh! I have downloaded and printed the document, Jesus Christ the Bearer of the Water of Life, and am wondering if you have any other suggestions for me. I think I have an uphill battle ahead of me, bu tI do feel it's a worthwhile battle. Help!!"

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