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Cardinal Muller on Women in the Church

Cardinal Gerhard Muller Cardinal Gerhard Muller

During a recent interview published in L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Gerhard Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) revealed the Pope's plans to expand the role of women in the Church and said "we are not women gobblers."

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Showdown Looming Between LCWR & the Vatican

Cardinal Gerhard Muller Cardinal Gerhard Muller

When the dissenting sisters who comprise the Leadership Council of Women Religious (LCWR) recently honored a nun whose books were sanctioned by the U.S. Bishops, the Head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) appears to have run out of patience.

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Dissenting Nuns Reject Rome's Plan

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

The Leadership Council of Women Religious (LCWR), which was recently put under direct control by the Vatican due to the group's long history of dissent from Catholic teaching, has decided to reject Rome's plan to reform the group into a more conservative mold, but stopped short of calling for an outright split from the Church.

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Sister Says LCWR Doesn't Represent Women Religious

A member of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love, has issued a public statement in which she welcomes the Vatican's action against the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) saying that the dissident organization does not represent her or thousands of other nuns.

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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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Dissident Nuns Consider Severing Ties with Vatican

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

In the wake of the Vatican's move to clean up the dissention in the ranks of the leaders of women religious in the U.S., the Leadership Council of Women Religious (LCWR) is considering letting go of its canonical recognition to become a voluntary organization.

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