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LCWR Participates in V Encuentro

LCWR delegation

A 16-member delegation from LCWR attended the national V Encuentro held from September 20-23 in Grapevine, Texas.

The gathering, which drew more than 3000 invited delegates from dioceses and Catholic organizations throughout the United States, was the culmination of a four-year consultation with the Hispanic Catholic community. Hispanics now comprise 40 percent of US Catholics, and 60 percent of those who are younger than 18.

LCWR Statement on Sexual Abuse by Clergy

[Silver Spring, MD] The recent news detailing the extensive and sometimes brutal sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests in the United States has left us at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious sickened and ashamed of the church we love, trusted, and have committed our lives to serve. We weep and grieve with all who over the decades have been victimized by sexual predators within the faith community and feel their pain as our own. We recognize that the damage done to many is irreparable.

LCWR Assembly Explores the Call to Foster Communion a Fractured World

[St. Louis, MO] At the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), held August 7-10, approximately 800 participants explored the assembly theme of “Being the Presence of Love: The Power of Communion.”

LCWR Denounces Administration's Decision to Rescind TPS for Hondurans

[Silver Spring, MD] The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is deeply troubled by the decision of the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 57,000 Hondurans. Honduras is the seventh country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by this administration. 

LCWR and CMSM Sell Office Building

Carole Shinnick, SSND; Christine Beckett, SCN; and John Pavlik, OFM Cap with the lawyer signing paperwork for the sale of the office building

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) sold the building that the conferences have co-owned at 8808 Cameron Street, Silver Spring, Maryland, for 36 years. The paperwork for the sale was signed on May 1.

LCWR Releases New Book: However Long the Night: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis

To schedule media interviews, or to request images, contact:

Sister Annmarie Sanders, IHM -- 301-588-4955 | asanders@lcwr.org 
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
8808 Cameron Street | Silver Spring, MD 20190

Mourning is Not Enough: LCWR Calls for Action to Prevent Gun Violence

On February 14 a very troubled 19-year-old took an AR-15 assault rifle to Marjory Stoneman High School and opened fire killing 14 students and three staff members. The shooting was a horrible tragedy that has become all too familiar to students, teachers, and parents across the country.

LCWR Executive Director -- Position Search

We begin the season of Lent open to the transformation God has begun in our conference.   Faithful to our LCWR Call we have been embracing critical change by attending to the internal organizational changes that our conference requires. The new LCWR Board has been elected and gathered for the first time in February. Carole Shinnick, SSND has been serving generously during this in-between time as interim Executive Director and we continue to explore the governance shifts that will embrace the call to change and preserve our culture of communal discernment and contemplation.

LCWR Assembly 2017 Presentations and Other Materials

Presentations, photos, and other information about the 2017 LCWR assembly is available at https://lcwr.org/calendar/lcwr-assembly-2017. More materials will be added as they become available.

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