Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, LCWR's apostolic delegate, is seen at the group's annual assembly Aug. 13. RNS photo courtesy Joshua J. McElwee/National Catholic Reporter

U.S. nuns strike a positive note on Vatican investigation

(RNS) After its four-day annual assembly, the board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which represents 80 percent of the nation’s 57,000 sisters, emphasized the positive and remained tight-lipped about negotiations over the doctrinal investigation launched by the Vatican two years ago.

Nuns gather to plan response to Vatican crackdown

ST. LOUIS (RNS) As hundreds of nuns met here on Wednesday to begin crafting an answer to Vatican demands that their leaders toe the line on orthodoxy, there was a pervasive sense that this week's discussions could lead to a fateful juncture in the history of Catholicism in America.