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Pope Francis:Support U.S. Nuns & Remove the Unjust Mandate Against LCWR

~~16 Catholic Organizations Call on Pope Francis to Apologize to U.S. Nuns; Launch Petition
Washington, DC - The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), an umbrella group representing 80% of the 57,000 nuns in the United States, remains under scrutiny from the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). 


On St. Clare Feast Catholics Support Sisters, Pray for Authentic Dialogue

For immediate release: August 7, 2013

 On St. Clare Feast  Catholics Support Sisters, Pray for Authentic Dialogue

WASHINGTON D.C.– Next week, hundreds of Catholic nuns are expected to gather in Orlando, FL for the annual meeting of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).

On August 11, 2013 in solidarity with U.S. women religious, thousands of Catholics will join in prayer [link to prayer] on the Feast of St. Clare.

An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan from LGBT Catholics and Family Members

In media interviews given on Easter Sunday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, who also serves as President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that the Catholic Church should be more open to gay and lesbian people (bisexual and transgender people were not mentioned). He said "I love you, and God loves you." When pressed about what could be done to make lesbian and gay people more welcome, the Cardinal said he did not know. Below is DignityUSA's response.

April 1, 2013

Dear Cardinal Dolan,