Sister News 12.16.2104 Apostolic Visitation Report Released

SisterNewsLogo(report) Final Report on the Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the United States of America, 16.12.2014 by Sister Mary Clare MIllea on the website of the Vatican

(statement) LCWR Responds to Report of the Apostolic Visitation Report on the website of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious

(article) Vatican issues a largely positive report on America’s nuns after a six-year investigation by Abby Ohlheiser in the Washington Post

(article) Vatican report calls U.S. women religious to continued dialogue by Cindy Wooden at Catholic News Service

(analysis) Vatican probe ends with an olive branch for American nuns by John L. Allen, Jr. on Crux

(anaylsis) ‘A More Incisive Female Presence in the Church Is Needed’ by Emma Green in the Atlantic

(blog) Vatican’s Apostolic Visitation Report Suggests Challenges, Hope for U.S. Nuns by Mary Ann Walsh RSM in America Magazine

(blog)  In Honesty & Thanksgiving, Rome Puts a Spotlight on Women Religious in the United States by Kathryn Jean Lopez in National Review Online

Sister News 12.11.2014


On Tuesday, December 16 at 11:30 AM Rome time, which is 5:30 AM EST, the Vatican Press Office will be holding a press conference on the final report of the apostolic visitation. This will be livestreamed at

Sister News Weekend 8.22.2014

(article) The most popular woman in the St. Joseph County Jail by Madeline Buckley in the South Bend Tribune

(article) The latest buzz on backyard beekeeping in Ossining by Ned P. Rauch in the Journal News

(analysis) LCWR Assembly 2014: Sticking to a Dangerous Course by Ann Carey in the National Catholic Register

(interview) If Bad-Ass Nuns Ruled the World, interview with Jo Piazza, author of  If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission in Religion Dispatches

(interview) Teaching music in Jerusalem an extension of Mercy sister’s ministry, an interview of Mary Gomolka RSM by Camille D’Arienzo RSM in the National Catholic Reporter

(blog)  Open Letter to the LCWR: Refuse the Abuse by Carole Ganim in the Huffington Post

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