Cardinal To Disciplined Nun Group: Either Shape Up or Ship Out

Actually, that’s not his quote.

Raymond Cardinal Burke said “If it can’t be reformed, then it doesn’t have the right to continue.”

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Article – click link above – has Video of Raymond Cardinal Burke on EWTN.

In his World Over interview, Cardinal Burke told Arroyo that the issue is simply a question of the sisters remaining faithful to their vows. “Consecrated religious … are bound to the Vicar of Christ by a very significant bond because they have professed … to follow Christ in an exemplary way and so to be a source of strength and inspiration for the whole People of God,” he explained.

Video – Disciplined Liberal Nuns Press Conference

Leadership Conference of Disciplined Women Religious

Sister Mary Hughes
A “nun” dressed liked everyone else.

August 16, 2012 on C-SPAN

Audio – NPR Sympathizes with Disciplined Nuns

NPR Talk of the Nation interviews Sister Mary Hughes.

Sister Mary Hughes
A “nun” dressed liked everyone else.

“What Lies Ahead for America’s Nuns?”

“There’s more than one way to challenge the issue of abortion.  It’s a case of ‘both and’ instead of ‘either or.'”—Sister Mary.


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CDF prefect Cardinal Levada said he had received many letters from women religious in the U.S. complaining about Catholic teaching. “The terms of the letters,” he wrote, “suggest that these sisters collectively take a position not in agreement with the Church’s teaching on human sexuality.

“It is a serious matter when these Leadership Teams are not providing effective leadership and example to their communities, but place themselves outside the Church’s teaching.”

The document from the CDF outlines the Vatican’s plan to spend the next five years reforming the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).

Seattle Archbishop Peter Sartain has been appointed to oversee the reform of the organization, which will involve revising its statutes, creating new programs, reviewing and offering guidance on liturgy and reviewing LCWR’s affiliations with other organizations, citing specifically NETWORK and the Resource Center for Religious Institutes.