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Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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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.

"Navigating the Shifts" - Presidential Address of Pat Farrell, OSF

The address that I am about to give is not the one I had imagined.   After the lovely contemplative tone of last summer’s assembly, I had anticipated simply articulating from our contemporary religious life reflections some of the new things we sense that God has been doing.  Well, indeed we have been sensing new things.  The doctrinal assessment, however, is not what I had in mind!

Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM Addresses Ecclesial Leadership in the Context of the Theology of Vatican II

Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM

At the 2012 LCWR assembly, the conference presented its highest honor, the LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award to theologian and biblical scholar Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM. In her acceptance speech, she illuminated the characteristics of gospel leadership in our post-modern culture. The address may be found in the PDF attachment below.

LCWR Statement on Meeting with CDF

Statement of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious Regarding Meeting with CDF

[Silver Spring, MD] On June 12, LCWR president Sister Pat Farrell, OSF and executive director Sister Janet Mock, CSJ, met with Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), and Archbishop Peter Sartain. The meeting had been requested by the LCWR to address what the conference considered deficiencies in the process and the results of the doctrinal assessment of the organization released by the CDF in April.

LCWR Board Meets to Review CDF Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[Washington, DC] The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) held a special meeting in Washington, DC from May 29-31 to review, and plan a response to, the report issued to LCWR by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Prayer for LCWR

God

In this time of pain and promise,
we call on God’s Spirit to bless
the leadership of LCWR, of our
Congregation, and all women religious
who strive to live the gospel in these
uncertain times.

We call on the Spirit of God to reveal
the way forward that is faithful to God’s
dream for us and our lives together.

Position Openings at LCWR

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LCWR seeks to hire an associate director for business and finance as well as a program director.

The associate director for business and finance coordinates and supervises the management of the conference finances and property. In addition, she/he will coordinate local arrangements for the annual LCWR assembly, board meetings, and conference programs.

The program director is a new position. This person is responsible for guiding and overseeing all LCWR programs, including the launching and directing of a new effort to offer online/onsite learning for LCWR members.

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