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.