LCWR

Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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We work to further the mission of Christ in today’s world
We work to further the mission of Christ in today’s world

Press Releases

LCWR issues press releases on events related to the conference and its efforts to work for a more just world order. For further information on the releases on this site, contact the LCWR director of communications, Annmarie Sanders, IHM at asanders@lcwr.org.

LCWR Women & Spirit Documentary Made Available to All NBC Stations

Women & Spirit Documentary

Film examining Catholic sisters’ impact on  America, available to NBC stations for broadcasts Sept. 15 – March 15

Documentary relates the virtually untold story of religious women in U.S. over nearly 300 years

For immediate release -- August 26, 2013

2013 LCWR Assembly and Board Meeting

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 19, 2013

Leadership Conference of Women Religious Assembly Explores Issues Facing the Global Community

[Orlando, FL]  At the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) held in Orlando, FL, August 13-16, the more than 820 participants discussed some of the critical issues facing the global community and how US Catholic sisters may respond to them.

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.

Statement from Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and Florence Deacon, OSF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 12, 2012

[Baltimore, MD]  Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and LCWR president Sister Florence Deacon, OSF, have issued the following statement:

LCWR Statement on Meeting with Archbishop Sartain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 13, 2012

[St. Louis, MO]  On August 11, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain met for the first time with the national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

LCWR Assembly Decides Next Steps in Response to CDF Assessment

At the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) held in St. Louis, MO, August 7-10, the more than 900 participants planned their response to the doctrinal assessment of the organization by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). (The attachments below are the press release in its entirety in English and Spanish.)

 

LCWR Statement on Meeting with CDF on June 12, 2012

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.

Janet Mock, CSJ Named LCWR Executive Director

Janet Mock, CSJ - LCWR Executive Director

[Silver Spring, MD]  The board of directors of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has appointed Sister Janet Mock, CSJ as the organization’s executive director.

August 16, 2011 - Leaders of Catholic Sisters Engage in Communal Contemplation of the Future

[Garden Grove, CA] As Catholic sisters in the United States explore their future, approximately 650 leaders of their orders met in assembly where discussion of the mission of Catholic sisters in the face of the rapid and pervasive changes occurring in the world headed the agenda. These Catholic sisters, members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), gathered for their annual meeting from August 9 to 12, under the theme “Mystery Unfolding: Religious Life for the World.”

August 16, 2010 -- LCWR National Assembly

Catholic Sisters Explore Their Role in the Church

[Dallas, TX] At a time when Vatican officials are conducting two investigations into the lives of Catholic sisters, approximately 750 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) met in assembly where discussion of their identity and role in the Catholic church headed the agenda.

May 11, 2010 - LCWR-CMSM Statement on Immigration Reform

Catholic Religious Leaders Call for Action on Immigration Reform

[Silver Spring, MD]  The presidents of the national conferences of men and women religious, comprised of leaders of US orders of Catholic priests, brothers, and sisters, issued a statement calling President Obama and Senate and House leaders to work for comprehensive immigration reform now.  

April 29, 2010 -- LCWR Presidency Opposes Arizona Immigration Legislation

Leadership Conference of Women Religious Issues Statement Opposing Arizona Immigration Legislation

 [Silver Spring, MD]  The presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) issued a statement on April 29 opposing the enactment and implementation of Arizona SB 1070, which criminalizes undocumented immigrants.

August 17, 2009 -- LCWR National Assembly

Leadership Conference of Women Religious Explores Critical Issues Against Backdrop of Vatican Studies

[New Orleans, LA]  Meeting in assembly in New Orleans from August 11 to 14, approximately 800 leaders of US orders of Catholic sisters engaged speakers and one another on some of the most critical issues facing Catholic orders, the Catholic Church, and the people they serve.

Catholic Religious Leaders Call for Action on Climate Change

[Denver, CO]   Leaders of US orders of Catholic priests, brothers, and sisters issued aresolution calling their members to work for action on climate change.The members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) and the LeadershipConference of Women Religious (LCWR), who represent more than 86,000 of thecountry’s Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious priests, met jointly in assembly inDenver, Colorado from August 1‐4.

Joint LCWR/CMSM Assembly: Leaders of Catholic Orders are Urged to Address Global Challenges

[Denver, CO]  Leaders of US orders of Catholic sisters met in Denver, Colorado from August 1 to 4 to explore key questions facing religious life today.

August 5, 2007 -- LCWR National Assembly

Leadership Conference of Women Religious New Frontiers of Challenge for Religious Life

[Kansas City, MO]  The leaders of US orders of Catholic sisters met in Kansas City, Missouri from August 1 to 4 to explore the unique challenges facing religious life. Meeting in assembly, approximately 750 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) spent the days engaging with speakers and in conversation with one another around key issues impacting religious life today.

November 1, 2006 - Media Kit for LCWR Jubilee

Publicity Materials for LCWR's 50th Anniversary Celebration

The following materials are available to help with publicity regarding the celebration of LCWR's 50th anniversary of its founding in November 1956

September 14, 2006 -- LCWR Calls for Day of Prayer, Fasting and Advocacy for Immigration Reform

Leadership Conference of Women Religious New Frontiers of Challenge for Religious Life

 [Kansas City, MO]  The leaders of US orders of Catholic sisters met in Kansas City, Missouri from August 1 to 4 to explore the unique challenges facing religious life. Meeting in assembly, approximately 750 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) spent the days engaging with speakers and in conversation with one another around key issues impacting religious life today.

August 22, 2006 -- LCWR National Assembly and 50th Anniversary in Atlanta

Leadership Conference of Women Religious Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Call to Respond to the Urgent Needs of the Times

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