Posts Tagged Congregation for Religious

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.

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What Will Franciscan Jose Rodriguez Carballo’s Curial Appointment Mean to Women Religious

Repair My Curia

Can Pope Francis uproot corruption and drive scandal from the storied offices of the church’s bureaucracy? He’s already appointed Franciscan José Rodríguez Carballo as the new secretary in the Congregation for Religious. Of course, most of the world’s religious are women, and there is nothing about Rodríguez’s job a woman could not do. But the man who was already president of the Union of Superiors General and minister general of his order would have more clout inside the Vatican ‘sashway.’ He also understands religious life.” By Phyllis Zagano, National Catholic Reporter

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