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Preview the New Journal: Cardinal Czerny Article

2021-05-28T15:19:46+00:00May 27, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, undersecretary for the dicastery for integral human development, has authored an invited essay for the inaugural issue of Review for Religious journal, which will be released in mid-June. His article is being made available online for non-subscribers. It is extremely rare to launch a journal these [...]

Submit Reflection on Fratelli Tutti talk

2021-01-29T15:15:03+00:00Jan 27, 2021|Categories: Resource|

“Fratelli Tutti: To see what really matters” was a talk originally delivered to men and women religious in the United States as a webinar sponsored by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men on January 21, 2021. Given the time constraints of the talk, Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, could only [...]

Fratelli Tutti: To see what really matters

2021-04-30T01:24:00+00:00Jan 22, 2021|Categories: Art & Essays|

Fratelli Tutti: To see what really matters Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J. Under Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development Address to the Conference of Major Superiors of Men January 21, 2021 This was a talk given the men and women religious during a webinar sponsored by the Conference [...]

Catholic Sisters – Overlooked Scientists

2021-02-05T18:32:01+00:00Jan 12, 2021|Categories: In the News|

Dr. Peggy Delmas recently published a qualitative account of three early scientific pioneers, all of them women religious. She found their experience in scientific research to be marked by marginalization and religious discrimination, but they also enjoyed remarkable support from their congregations and often saw their work as extension of [...]

Religious Orders Issue Statements on Capitol Violence

2021-01-11T20:53:57+00:00Jan 11, 2021|Categories: In the News|

A number of religious orders or leadership bodies associated with religious orders issued statements or offered prayers in the aftermath of the violence at the US Capitol building on January 6th, 2021. Links: Leadership Conference of Women Religious Sisters of St. Joseph, US Federation Congregation of the Sisters of St. [...]

Merton’s Writing on Race Resonates Today

2021-01-07T14:59:25+00:00Jan 7, 2021|Categories: In the News|

Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk who famously documented his conversion and entrance into the monastery in the Seven Storey Mountain, also wrote about race during the 1960s. Those writings now seem especially relevant given the racial tensions the United States experienced in 2020. Although it may seem odd that a largely [...]

Obituary: Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD

2021-01-05T15:58:17+00:00Jan 5, 2021|Categories: In the News|

Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD, the longtime Latinist for the Vatican's Secretariat of State, passed away on December 25th, 2020 at the age of 81. Obituaries and remembrances: New York Times First Things Vatican News Catholic News Service Smithsonian Magazine Aleteia.org National Public Radio Photo: CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Merry Christmas!

2021-01-29T04:34:07+00:00Dec 25, 2020|Categories: Art & Essays|

Merry Christmas, from the Review for Religious! Merry Christmas as well from Fra Bartolommeo, a Dominican friar whose gave us this meditation entitled The Nativity.

COVID Devastating to Religious Communities

2020-12-23T10:04:59+00:00Dec 23, 2020|Categories: In the News|

The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially devastating to those in religious life, as communal living makes the normal measures taken to defeat the virus - social distancing and isolation - hard to enact. In addition, an aging population in religious life means a greater risk of death from COVID. Recently, [...]

CICLSAL Notice on “Personal Presence”

2021-02-10T20:45:47+00:00Dec 22, 2020|Categories: In the News|Tags: |

On July 1, 2020, CICLSAL issued a notice giving congregations and institutes the power to dispense with the "personal presence" required by canon 166§1 for the safety of all involved. Meetings between councilors and major superiors can now be held via "telecommunications," provided the following conditions are met: “that in [...]

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