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National Catholic Sisters Week

National Catholic Sisters Week is launching the second week of March (March 8-14) as part of National Women’s History Month. This commemoration is intended to shine a national spotlight on the good works and good will of Catholic sisters. It recognizes past and present sisters, from the movers and shakers pressing the front lines of social change to the faithful praying in cloistered chapels.

LCWR Responds to House Republican Standards for Immigration Reform

[Silver Spring, Maryland] The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) welcomes the release of the Republican immigration standards and leadership’s willingness to engage in immigration reform.

 “Achieving just and compassionate immigration reform will require the wisdom and leadership of legislators on both sides of the aisle,” said Sister Janet Mock, CSJ, executive director of LCWR. “We applaud Speaker Boehner’s willingness to enter into serious negotiation around one of the most pressing moral issues of our time.”  

Order Now LCWR's Reflective Journal, Praying in These Emergent Times

Praying in These Emergent Times

Order online LCWR's new reflective journal, Praying in These Emergent Times. Cost is only $5.00, plus shipping. Orders must be received by February 28, 2014. Order at https://lcwr.org/publications/praying-these-emergent-times.

60 Minutes to Rerun Segment on LCWR

On Sunday, July 28 CBS' 60 Minutes will rerun the segment it aired in March on the doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Watch the preview at http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142933n.

LCWR Statement on Meeting with CDF

On April 15, 2013 Sister Florence Deacon, OSF, LCWR president; Sister Carol Zinn, SSJ, LCWR president-elect; and Sister Janet Mock, CSJ, LCWR executive director; met with Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF); Archbishop Luis Ladaria, secretary of CDF; and other members of the CDF dicastery. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain was also present.

The LCWR officers reviewed the activities of this past year since receiving the report of CDF’s doctrinal assessment of LCWR in April 2012.

Pat Farrell, OSF to Receive LCWR Award

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious is pleased to announce that Pat Farrell, OSF will be the recipient of the 2013 LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award. This prestigious award honors a person whom the LCWR members wish to recognize and thank for modeling extraordinary leadership.

LCWR Featured on 60 Minutes

Pat Farrell, OSF prepares for interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon

The March 17 edition of CBS 60 Minutes included a segment entitled “American Nuns struggle with Vatican for change.” LCWR had been working with the producers of the segment, Andrew Metz and Tanya Simon, since May 2012 on this segment which includes b-roll from the 2012 LCWR assembly and interviews with LCWR past-president Pat Farrell and with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, the delegate of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith appointed to oversee LCWR.

Prayers for Pope Francis

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) offers its congratulations and heartfelt prayer to Pope Francis as he assumes the papacy at this critical time for the Catholic Church.  

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio demonstrated great dedication to the mission of the Church during his leadership in Argentina. As he serves in the papacy, we trust that his many gifts will continue to be spent on behalf of the universal church, and most especially for people who live in poverty in all parts of the world.

LCWR: A Response to the Newtown Tragedy

The tragedy of the past days has called the nation into a period of mourning. We are all deeply affected by the killings in Newtown, Connecticut. Perhaps it was the thought of first graders suffering such brutality, innocent children enduring trauma just before Christmas. Perhaps it was the tragedy of yet another young person losing complete control while suffering from mental illness. Perhaps it is the poignant reminder that every day in urban areas, children are gunned down, often by other children. There is much to mourn, but mourning is not enough. The killing must stop.

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