- Feb 17, 2020
Loreto Sister Patricia Murray has a perfect view of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica from her office and, she said, almost every morning she thinks about how she got there.
A new letter from the global umbrella group of women religious has said the children of nuns must receive care, and acknowledged that in some cases, consecrated women will give their children up for adoption and return to their order.
Women canonists, theologians react to Pope Francis’s words on the female diaconate and ask for more transparency and openness,
Pope Francis told the heads of women’s religious orders from around the world they need to send sisters on assignments that truly serve the Church and those in need, and not agree to requests for “maids.”
The Vatican can move at a snail’s pace but looking back over the past six years, the profile of women, especially women religious, at Vatican events has risen sharply.
About 850 superior generals will convene in Rome next week to discuss the role of women religious today, and “novelty” is in the air.