Possible Futures for Catholic Sisters: The Fourth Scenario

Scenario 4: Reconciliation Read scenarios one, two and three here. Doing the work of dialogue and reconciliation resonated with sisters I spoke with at the 2007 meeting. In the scripture Sister Laurie chose for this scenario, Paul describes reconciling old and new as a core ministry in the Church: “So if anyone is in Christ,Continue reading “Possible Futures for Catholic Sisters: The Fourth Scenario”

Possible Futures For Catholic Sisters: The 2nd Scenario

Scenario 2: Acquiescence Read about the first scenario here The familiar household of Mary and Martha in the village of Bethany provides the setting for acquiescence (Luke 10.28-32). The conflict in this gospel story puts both Mary and her sister Martha in their proper places. Martha wants Mary to help her with the work ofContinue reading “Possible Futures For Catholic Sisters: The 2nd Scenario”

Possible Futures for Catholic Sisters: Four Scenarios

by Joan Mitchell, CSJ Rarely does one have a front row seat for big historical events, but I participated in the 2007 Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) meeting that has so enflamed Vatican officials. LCWR is an organization for heads of religious communities. In 2007 I was a member of our Province Leadership Team.Continue reading “Possible Futures for Catholic Sisters: Four Scenarios”

Sisters and the Vatican: Time for Real Dialogue

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious is currently meeting in St. Louis, discussing how to respond to Vatican accusations. Naturally I wish I was part of the conversation. I did hear in person Sister Laurie Brink’s keynote address at the 2007 LCWR meeting that has given rise to accusation that sisters are post Christian andContinue reading “Sisters and the Vatican: Time for Real Dialogue”