Full Coverage of Final Report on Apostolic Visitation of Women Religious: A roundup of America's reporting and reactions

On Dec. 16 the Vatican released the Final Report of the Apostolic Visitation of Women Religious in the United States. The visitation process was carried out between 2009 and 2012 with detailed questionnaires and on-site visits, mainly by other women religious. Americalive-tweeted the press conference and presented analysis from an array of contributors.

Apostolic Visitation Final Report (Full Text)


Vatican's Apostolic Visitation Report Suggests Challenges, Hope for U.S. Nuns, Mary Ann Walsh, R.S.M.

American sister leading Apostolic Visitation talks about Vatican report, Mary Ann Walsh, R.S.M.

Former LCWR President Responds to Visitation Report, Judith Valente

A High Quality of Life, James Martin, S.J.

Vatican report gives sisters and whole church reason to hopeMary Johnson S.N.D. de N.

What the Visitation Report Means for VocationsPaul Bednarczyk, C.S.C.

The Most Serious Challenge to Vocations Today: What the Visitation Report MissedPatricia Wittberg, S.C.

'Power of Sisterhood': Women Religious Discuss the Apostolic Visitation (Podcast)

On Eve of Vatican Report, Sisters Reevaluate View of Apostolic VisitationJudith Valente

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Luis Gutierrez
3 years 10 months ago
Good news, but now that the patriarchal rhetoric has been mercifully tempered, we need to see concrete action: ordain the nuns! With so many nuns who have the "signs of the priesthood," it is lamentable that they cannot be ordained for reasons that have nothing to do with divine revelation. Ordaining nuns to the priesthood would be the right response to the "signs of the times" and the most sensible way to solve the shortage of priests throughout the church.


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