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Thursday, June 07, 2012

The Franciscans :)

At American Catholic - Franciscan Leadership Declares Solidarity With Catholic Sisters ...

[...] Several weeks ago, the Vatican Congregation for the Defense of the Faith (CDF) released its assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the support system and public voice of some 1500 leaders of women’s congregations, representing over 80% of the women religious in the United States. This assessment was highly critical of the LCWR and demanded changes in its organization and activities. Like many American Catholics, the friars of Holy Name Province and other communities of Franciscan men across the country have been deeply concerned by this document, especially its impact on their sisters in religious life, many of whom belong to Franciscan congregations

The provincial ministers of the seven provinces of the Order of Friars Minor in the United States released the following statement to express their appreciation of the invaluable ministry of American religious women and to extend their support to the members of the LCWR, as they attempt to respond to the concerns expressed in the Vatican directives.

Read the open letter at the link above.

This reminded me of when Francis went to Rome to talk to the pope ....


Blogger Deacon Denny said...

Nice justaposition, Crystal! I just read that letter on a friend's Facebook post. You gotta love the Franciscans.

4:27 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Denny,

Yeah :) I wonder if the Jesuits will say anything.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Victor said...

crystal, I've only seen the second clip and to summorize "IT" I would have to say that His Holiness would have been glad to change place with Saint Francis if "IT" was God's Will that His Cells do so.

I hear ya salvage! Then why doesn't he sell all he owns and give "IT" to the poor?

Go Figure!


6:01 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Victor :)

2:16 AM  

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