Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Not the first time for women religious

Latin American religious recall tough decisions, emphasis on dialogue

Archbishop John G. Vlazny of Portland, Ore., and Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle concelebrate Mass in Rome April 23.
The decision to take over leadership of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the largest U.S. group of Catholic nuns, for its "serious doctrinal problems" is not the first time the Vatican has reined in a group of religious. The Vatican has appointed Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle to provide "guidance and approval, where necessary, of the work" of the conference.

Two decades ago, the Vatican appointed a bishop to oversee the work of the Latin American Confederation of Religious, known by its Spanish acronym as CLAR. At the time, the confederation represented 160,000 men and women religious in the region.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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