Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

New York parish holds prayer vigil for LCWR following Vatican’s doctrinal assessment

Catholic World News - May 23, 2012

A parish in Syracuse, New York. has hosted a prayer vigil in support of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) after the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith concluded that “the current doctrinal and pastoral situation of LCWR is grave and a matter of serious concern.”

“The climate is the climate of fear, that there’s no room for dissenting voices in our Church,” said Father Jim Mathews, the pastor of St. Lucy’s Parish.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($15,942 to go):
$35,000.00 $19,058.29
46% 54%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Cblanch3181205 - May. 23, 2012 11:10 AM ET USA

    I would suggest that "the climate is a climate of fear" with all the souls who in jeopardy BECAUSE of the dissenting voices in our Church.

  • Posted by: dfp3234574 - May. 23, 2012 9:54 AM ET USA

    "[T]here's no room for dissenting voices in our Church," said Father Jim Mathews. Well, it sounds like the padre is finally catching on! Good!

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Sons of Dominic Prepare for Family Synod 7 hours ago
Dominican theologians assess proposals for divorced and remarried 8 hours ago
The ‘Pope Francis effect’—changing the way the world sees the papacy 9 hours ago
Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All July 28
Introducing the Church Fathers July 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21