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A nun from Rochester, New Hampshire published a letter in the Boston Globe in which she set the record straight about the misrepresentations made by the dissident Sister Simone Campbell during her speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) last week.
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.
Vatican Cracks Down on Dissident Nuns
After a years-long investigation, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has called for major reforms in an association of women's religious congregations in the U.S., citing "serious doctrinal problems" with the way the organization has been conducting itself.
Pro-Abortion Nun Calls Mary’s “Fiat” a “Choice”
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A Roman Catholic nun who was reprimanded by her order last month for her support of abortion rights, used the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary to applaud the defeat of the pro-life Nelson-Hatch Amendment and make the outrageous claim that Mary’s decision to bear Jesus made her the first women in the New Testament to “express Choice.”
Pope Says an “Adult Faith” Does Not Dissent
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer During his homily on the closing of the Year of St. Paul on June 28, Pope Benedict XVI explained that an “adult faith” is not the “do-it-yourself’ kind of faith that has sprung up in recent years, but one that is courageous enough to adhere to the Church’s teachings, even when it contradicts the prevailing culture.
Pope Calls Crisis Meeting With Austrian Bishops
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A crisis in the Austrian Catholic Church prompted a special meeting in Rome on June 15 between Pope Benedict XVI and Austrian bishops. The Church in Austria has been troubled for years by dwindling numbers and widespread dissent.
Experts Say Vatican Investigation of Dissident U.S. Nuns Long Overdue
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer
Experts say the Vatican’s “doctrinal assessment” of dissident U.S. nuns involved in the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is long overdue.
Vatican Launches “Assessment” of Dissident Women Religious Conference
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The Vatican has launched another investigation of American nuns, this time focusing on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), an organization known for its promotion of the ordination of women and homosexuality, and for its dissent regarding the unique role of Christ in salvation.
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