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NunJustice Project Continues Strong Support of Sisters

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Catholics are continuing their heartfelt support the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).  Some are holding monthly prayer vigils; others are sending letters to Church officials.  After the April 15, 2013, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) statement saying that Pope Francis had reaffirmed actions taken against LCWR, over 500 people downloaded resources from the nunjustice.org website and sent online or paper communications to church officials. Letters to the editor in several cities invited Pope Francis to “come and see” the good works sisters are doing. For now though, the issue seems to be in limbo.  Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, prefect for the Congregations for Religious and a known confidante of Pope Francis, recently spoke of his pain that the CDF chose not to consult his office before the LCWR mandate was issued.  Some hold out hope that Pope Francis will eventually meet directly with LCWR leadership. Since last June, 1,246 people have pledged $106,298 to support local religious communities. Seventy-five percent said they diverted the money from Peter’s Pence contributions.  Visit nunjustice.org for resources.

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