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Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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January 19, 2012 - LCWR President Joins Other Catholic Leaders Calling for an End to Divisive Campaign Rhetoric

Pat Farrell, OSF

LCWR joined 40 national Catholic leaders and prominent theologians at universities across the country in releasing an open letter urging "our fellow Catholics Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum to stop perpetuating ugly racial stereotypes on the campaign trail."

January 11, 2012 -- LCWR Executive Director Jane Burke, SSND Dies

Jane Burke, SSND

LCWR’s former executive director Jane Burke, SSND died at age 63 on January 11 after a struggle with melanoma.

A native of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Jane held degrees in elementary education, education curriculum, and social work. She was a teacher and principal, before going to Immokalee, Florida to serve migrant and season workers and persons living in rural poverty. She went on to serve as a social worker in community outreach ministries in Hendry County, Florida, before being named executive director of Catholic Charities in the diocese of Venice, Florida.

Collaborating in the Systematic Rebuilding of Haiti

LCWR president-elect Pat Farrell, OSF represented LCWR at a meeting in Miami in September 2010 aimed at further developing plans for systematic rebuilding and recovery efforts in Haiti.

Vatican's Apostolic Visitation of US Women Religious

On January 30, 2009 LCWR received a letter from Cardinal Franc Rodé, CM, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, announcing an apostolic visitation of institutes of women religious in the United States. LCWR offers itself as a support and resource for its members as they participate in the visitation. Letters of Support for US Women Religious and other resource are below.

Doctrinal Assessment of LCWR by Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

On March 10, 2009, J Lora Dambroski, OSF, as president of LCWR, received a letter from Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), informing her that CDF decided to initiate a doctrinal assessment of LCWR.

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