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Cardinal sees no misunderstanding in media coverage of LCWR dispute

Catholic World News - May 10, 2013

Just days after the Vatican press office issued a statement criticizing the accuracy of “media commentary” on his public remarks, the prefect of the Congregation for Religious has said that he was quoted accurately.

Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz said that the National Catholic Reporter was “very precise” in its report on his May 5 address to religious leaders. While he said that a translation of the word “authority” was questionable, he confirmed the substance of the Reporter’s coverage, including his statement that he felt “much pain” over the Vatican’s move to impose reforms on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). The Brazilian cardinal said that when the disciplinary action was announced last year, he spoke with Cardinal William Levada, then the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to say that his office should have been consulted on the move.

Cardinal Braz de Aviz said that he had not seen the statement from the Vatican press office, which had denied that his statement pointed to a difference between the two Vatican offices.

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - May. 12, 2013 11:31 PM ET USA

    1Cr 13:1-2 "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become[as]sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity,I am nothing" Even if the Lord in His wisdom should call us to rebuke the Devil himself, may we have the grace to do it with love, particularly remembering the clemency of the Virgin!

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 10, 2013 3:49 PM ET USA

    The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing?

  • Posted by: jacquebquique5708 - May. 10, 2013 11:00 AM ET USA

    This is just not good to hear. On what planet is Cardinal Aviz living on?

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