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Vatican Showdown the Latest Chapter in Sister Pat Farrell’s Dramatic Life

posted on August 6, 2012

At Religion News Service, Daniel Burke profiles Sister Pat Farrell, the president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), an organization which represents 80 percent of America’s Catholic nuns. The Catholic hierarchy in Rome has recently rebuked the LCWR for embracing what the Vatican calls “radical feminism,” and for focusing too much on social justice concerns. Burke writes, “it is Farrell’s own life–a vocation that has taken her from the Iowa heartland to ministry in Pinochet’s Chile and war-ravaged El Salvador and back again to Iowa–that may be the best way to understand the root of Rome’s clash with the nuns, and why it may not be going away anytime soon.”

Read at Religion News Service