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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.

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  • 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!

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