- Jan 22, 2020
The desert, Sister Pat Murray told the Leadership Conference of Women Religious Aug. 14, is where God works wonders.
Catholic sisters must face the reality that they have also been part of the sexual abuse scandal in the Church, said Holy Cross Sister Sharlet Wagner.
As the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley on the U.S.-Mexico border, Sister Norma Pimentel sees up to 800 migrants every day pouring into her center in the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas. The center is often their first stop after being released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Despite the twists and turns of a world filled with hateful rhetoric and political division, a church beset by a decades-long abuse scandal and the diminishing number of women religious, Catholic sisters are called to stand together and be models of hope, Sister Sharlet Wagner said in her Aug. 15 presidential address to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious’ annual assembly.
Delegates at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious’ annual assembly, meeting in Scottsdale, approved a letter to be sent to President Donald Trump asking that he stop using “divisive and polarizing rhetoric.”
Religious sisters in the U.S. are trying to come to terms with the split thirty years ago into two umbrella organizations, LCWR and CMSWR.