The National Catholic Review

US Catholic is devoting almost their entire current issue on the Vatican's apostolic visitation of women's religious communities, including an extensive survey, and an article entitled "The Sisters of Mercy Are Not McDonalds."  And be sure to check out our piece by Francine Cardman in our issue this week on how the different interpretations of Vatican II have influenced, and indeed gave rise to, the visitation.

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Fran Rossi Szpylczyn | 12/29/2009 - 3:59pm
Some day I will remember to hit enter twice for paragraph breaks! I restate my comment, hopefully correctly here again - sorry!
 
I find that US Catholic has some really great and thought provoking work. It is not the same as my subscription to my beloved America and to Commonweal, both of which I strain to subscribe to. However, I can't give US Catholic up either. They provide something that compliments all this other outstanding Catholic journalism.
 
As for those who dissent from whether or not matter this is valid and important, I would offer this...   the history of our Roman Catholic church is based on many long standingand ongoing discussions and disagreements at times. Theology after all is "faith seeking understanding." May we never stop. May we, many members, re-member the Body of Christ. It is my humble opinion that this is done through active engagement and not withdrawl. Perhaps I am wrong.
 
Peace to all and happy new year.
Fran Rossi Szpylczyn | 12/29/2009 - 3:57pm
I find that US Catholic has some really great and thought provoking work. It is not the same as my subscription to my beloved America and to Commonweal, both of which I strain to subscribe to. However, I can't give US Catholic up either. They provide something that compliments all this other outstanding Catholic journalism.
As for those who dissent from whether or not matter this is valid and important, I would offer this...   the history of our Roman Catholic church is based on many long standingand ongoing discussions and disagreements at times. Theology after all is "faith seeking understanding." May we never stop. May we, many members, re-member the Body of Christ. It is my humble opinion that this is done through active engagement and not withdrawl. Perhaps I am wrong.
Peace to all and happy new year.
FRANK CORRADI | 12/29/2009 - 11:43am
What an excellent explanation of the place and role of vowed religious congregations. 
It is wonderful that the Sisters have the courage to speak the truth to the hierarchy. 
Would that the ordained had some of that courage.
Anonymous | 12/28/2009 - 11:48pm
 Sandra Schneiders' article  was really interesting.  I hadn't known that the Vatican doesn't financially support religious orders and that they make their vows to God, not the pope.
Anonymous | 12/28/2009 - 8:51pm
Have you noticed? It is all about THEM?