At St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the pope embraces nuns once under Vatican fire

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A group of nuns await Pope Francis' celebration of evening prayers at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, September 24, 2015. Photo courtesy   REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A group of nuns await Pope Francis' celebration of evening prayers at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, September 24, 2015. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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NEW YORK (RNS) “What would the church be without you?” the pope told the hundreds of nuns among the 3,000 worshippers in the cathedral's pews.

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  • Betty Clermont

    1. The pope “embraced” no one. He praised ALL women religious.
    2. Reconciliation with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious happened only because the sisters made concessions. LCWR’s publications would “address spiritual matters rather than engage in formal theological inquiry” and be based on “sound doctrinal foundations.” They would see to it that in future their invited guest speakers “have due regard for the Church’s faith”.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/16/us-vatican-nuns-idUSKBN0N71PZ20150416

  • Greg1

    As we all do at times, the LCWR lost its direction, and began to drift. Once pointed out, they saw the error of their ways, and corrected course. The Vatican would not be the Vatican if it did NOT do something about it. And these women religious are all precious.

  • Bernardo

    “Where would we be without you?” Hmmm, shall we count the ways nuns would profit by not be subject to theologically and historically flawed restrictions imposed by old white men:

    1. Better paying jobs
    2. Priesthood
    3. Positions in the RCC hierarchy
    4. The Papacy
    5. Equality

  • Bernardo

    Oops, make that “profit by not being subject…………