The Table




Over 900 Catholic nuns gathered in St. Louis for the much-anticipated annual meeting of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). After four days of discernment, Sr. Pat Farrell, current president of LCWR, announced “open and honest dialogue” would be their next step with Archbishop Sartain who has been appointed to oversee the mandate. She […]






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A few days ago, the latest edition of the Oakland Diocesan newspaper showed up in my mailbox. On the front page, there was an article proudly proclaiming that approximately 500 Catholics from across the Bay Area had gathered in San Francisco for the Bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom campaign. As I read the article, I began […]






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A diocese bans girls from serving at the altar. The United States Conference of Catholics Bishops investigates the Girl Scouts of the USA. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith investigates American nuns and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Madness, isn’t it? Little girls and nuns? At first, I thought so, too, but […]






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A new spiritual uprising is rocking the Catholic Church today. At the Vatican we see the “Monsignors Mutiny,” a tale of betrayal, corruption, and power struggles that has the potential of becoming a blockbuster movie that could rival the Da Vinci Code. One Italian paper even suggested that an unnamed laywoman had secretly ordered the […]






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