Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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October 2012

In the Spirit of Vatican II

by Florence Deacon, OSF - LCWR President

Earlier this month I had lunch with Reverend David Cooper, president of the Association of US Catholic Priests (AUSCP). During their inaugural assembly in June, the AUSCP had passed a resolution of support and gratitude for the ministry of sisters in schools and hospitals as well as to people on the margins, and sent a check to LCWR for expenses connected with the doctrinal assessment. One of the association’s goals is to keep alive the vision of Vatican II, and Fr. David said they would like our help to begin a dialogue and build a bridge to religious and laity as we continue to enflesh that spirit together. He explained, "We feel that our cause to keep alive the spirit and enthusiasm of the Second Vatican Council could be given great impetus by learning from you."  (Read more)

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