May 10, 2022: Religious Life News

2022-05-09T19:08:19+00:00May 10, 2022|Categories: In the News|

May 10, 2022 It is assembly season for the conferences of religious, with many of the English-speaking conferences having already announced the date of their annual assemblies. In the United States, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious' assembly will be August 9-12 in St. Louis, MO, on the theme of [...]

Motu Proprio “Competentias quasdam decernere”

2022-03-01T18:34:54+00:00Mar 1, 2022|Categories: In the News, Latest|

On February 15th, 2022, Pope Francis issued the motu proprio "Competentias quasdam decernere" (full text here), which contained a number of important changes to canon law. Nearly all of these changes have a decentralizing focus, often by transferring rights or responsibilities previously held by the Holy See to bishops or major superiors. [...]

World Day for Consecrated Life 2022

2022-02-18T14:49:12+00:00Feb 18, 2022|Categories: In the News|

On February 2, Pope Francis celebrated the the 26th World Day for Consecrated Life on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Preaching on the Gospel passage of the day (Lk 2:22-40), Pope Francis asked religious to consider three questions: What moves us? What do our eyes see? Who [...]

January 14, 2022: Religious Life News

2022-01-14T20:09:08+00:00Jan 14, 2022|Categories: In the News|

January 14, 2022 Sr. Catherine, an English Benedictine nun who goes by the online handle "DigitalNun," recently shared that she was close to death. Reflecting on the diagnosis and how to handle her final days, she writes: [A monk and a fellow nun] confirmed my opinion that Catholicism can be [...]

November 19, 2021: Religious Life News

2021-11-19T20:53:03+00:00Nov 19, 2021|Categories: In the News|

November 19, 2021 - Here's a roundup of some recent news on religious life. The revelations about the mistreatment of Native Americans at Catholic boarding schools has prompted both outrage as well as introspection. "Taking Responsibility," an initiative of Fordham University, will hold a special session on Jesuit involvement in [...]

November 5, 2021: Religious Life News

2021-11-05T20:14:38+00:00Nov 5, 2021|Categories: In the News|

November 5, 2021 - Here's a roundup of some recent news on religious life. Commonweal's latest issue features nine stories on religious communities today. Some of these - like the community of Sant'Egidio - are largely lay movements with a strong communal element. Other stories, however, like those on the [...]

October 29, 2021: Religious Life News

2021-10-29T20:43:50+00:00Oct 29, 2021|Categories: In the News|

October 29, 2021 - Here's a roundup of some recent news on religious life. First, two articles on religious life news in Africa: The Spiritans, founded in France in 1679 and first engaged in missionary work in African in 1799, have elected Fr. Alain Mayama, CSSp as their superior general. [...]

October 15, 2021: Religious Life News

2021-10-15T20:42:14+00:00Oct 15, 2021|Categories: In the News|

October 15, 2021 - Here's a roundup of some recent news on religious life. Two pieces of synod news. First, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of women religious for the synodal process during an audience with the Sisters of Charity of St. Jeanne-Antide Thouret. Among other things, he said: [...]

October 7, 2021: Religious Life News

2021-10-08T18:59:25+00:00Oct 8, 2021|Categories: In the News|

October 7, 2021 - Here's a roundup of some recent news on religious life. The International Theological Commission, which has a long history of important religious theologians contributing to its efforts (the inaugural council in 1969, for instance, included Henri de Lubac, SJ, Yves Congar, OP, Karl Rahner, SJ, and [...]

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