Archive for May 6th, 2013

Serious Misunderstandings Exist Between Vatican/LCWR & Vatican Religious Prefect Says He Was Left Out of LCWR Discussions

The head of the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious told nuns worldwide on Saturday that “serious misunderstandings” exist between Vatican officials and Catholic sisters, while on Sunday, the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Religious, Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, claimed he was neither consulted, nor had prior knowledge of the Vatican’s decision to place the LCWR under the control of bishops.

You can read Joshua McElwee’s reports in National Catholic Reporter online by clicking the headlines below.

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Pope Francis Says Church Needs to Act Decisively on Clergy Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis wants the Catholic Church to ‘act decisively’ to root out sexual abuse of children by priests and ensure the perpetrators are punished, the Vatican said on Friday (May 3). Francis, in a meeting with the Holy See’s doctrinal chief, Archbishop Gerhard Mueller, had declared that combating sexual abuse was important ‘for the church and its credibility.'”

You can read this entire article by Philip Pullella in the Huffington Post online by clicking here

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