A “Hostile Takeover” of Women Religious

At Sojourners, Joan Chittister criticizes the Vatican’s decision to place the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), under the control of three bishops. Chittister is a former president of LCWR, which represents the majority of American nuns. According to her, the Vatican’s arrangement will stifle an organization that engages in a variety of humanitarian work. She writes, “To sap the LCWR’s vision and spirit, risktaking and courage—the same qualities that over the years have opened convents in the wastelands, the badlands, and the marginalized ethnic communities of the United States—will drain the church of both presence and impact.” 

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