Friday, August 27, 2010
"Richard Gaillardetz, “a Vatican II scholar,” spoke about “the creative tension (sisters might be experiencing) and staying in creative fidelity with Vatican II. He also spoke about the doctrines of the Church which, depending on where they hit us, can be very difficult. The challenge is not to be subservient and just do it because they said it, nor do we have the ability to just dismiss it because it doesn’t make sense to us. We grapple with the doctrine, we wrestle with it and we stay with it till we can answer, ‘What is it really saying to me?’”
Sister Mary Hughes will be president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the organization that encompasses most of the women religious. The other group of women religious, the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, is smaller but the members are younger and their communities are growing due to their fidelity to Church teachings and religious discipline.