After 40 years in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Sister of Charity Louise Akers
has been told by Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk to publicly disassociate
herself from the issue of women's ordination if she wishes to continue making any
presentations or teaching for credit in any archdiocesan-related institutions.
On August 10, 2009, Archbishop Pilarczyk met with S. Louise and outlined the
following requirements: First, that she remove her name from our Women's
Ordination Conference website. Secondly, that she publicly rescind her
long-held stance supporting the ordination of women. As a matter of conscience,
Sister Louise will not renounce her support for women's equality in the
Sister Louise currently serves on WOC's National Antiracism Team.
Write a letter to Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk
telling him you disagree with his actions and request that Sister Louise be
reinstated into her teaching position with archdiocesan-related institutions in
a timely manner.
Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk
100 East Eighth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202