LCWR to "Move Slowly"

The following announcement was posted on the website of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, in response to the Vatican's "Assessment" of the LCWR: 

The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will meet May 29 - June 1, 2012 to begin its discussion of the conclusions of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s doctrinal assessment and the implementation plan put forth by that Vatican office. The board will conduct its meeting in an atmosphere of prayer, contemplation and dialogue and will develop a plan to involve LCWR membership in similar processes. The conference plans to move slowly, not rushing to judgment. We will engage in dialogue where possible and be open to the movement of the Holy Spirit. We ask your prayer for us and for the Church in this critical time.

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Pat Farrell, OSF – LCWR President
Florence Deacon, OSF  -- LCWR President-Elect
Mary Hughes, OP – LCWR Past-President

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Amy Ho-Ohn
6 years 1 month ago
Very prudent. It would not be surprising if most of their Excellencies lose interest in the whole thing sometime around November 7.
Thomas Farrell
6 years 1 month ago
The CDF is crucifying the LCWR. The fellows in the CDF want to micro-manage the LCWR. Three American bishops have been charged with overseeing the micro-managing and forced reform of the LCWR. It will be interesting to watch the process of the forced reform unfold under the three bishop micro-managers of the forced reform.
Chris Sullivan
6 years 1 month ago
I shall continue to keep the good sisters, the bishops and the CDF in my prayers.

I'm hopeful some good could come out of a genuine dialogue as I think both parties have something helpful to learn from the other.

God Bless
David Pasinski
6 years 1 month ago
I hope that it doesn't sound sexist, because it is meant as a compliment, that this methodology seems to follow what I have heard of, seen on occasion, and read in books such as "Women's Ways of Knowing" and in the more popular Deborah Tannen and even John Gray tratmentss in styles of deliberation and communication. Would that the bishops have done that... and said to the Vatican "Thank you... we will take this under advisement and address it at the next opportune moment [perhps around 2050]." 

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