Benedictine Sisters of Erie Support LCWR

The Benedictine Sisters of Erie stand in solidarity with women religious throughout the United States who are affected by the findings of the Doctrinal Assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) that were released Thursday, April 19, by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF). While the ramifications of this decree are yet to be known it brings dismay and causes great concern. At the same time, it strengthens our resolve to live our charism and corporate commitment through ministry carried out with integrity and reverent care for all creation. With the Gospel as our guide, we will continue to “run on the path of God’s commandments” (Rule of Benedict, Prologue).

As Benedictines, as religious women, as members of the LCWR, we offer our support to the leadership of LCWR as they review the mandate, prepare a response, and move forward with courage and dignity.