On April 18, 2012, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a mandate against the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), an umbrella group that represents more than 80 percent of the 57,000 women religious in the United States.
Six things you can do to
Support the Sisters
Let the sisters know you stand with them! Sign the petition or share it with friends!
Tell Church officials that you support the sisters. Write to the Apostolic Nuncio, the Vatican’s ambassador in the U.S., other officials, or to your local newspaper.
Download a sample letter and suggested talking points.
Make a financial pledge to support the sisters by directing or redirecting a contribution to your local community of women religious. Help us tally the total amount pledged by recording your pledge amount here.
Pray for the sisters on your own and/or organize a prayer service in your parish or small faith community. A A sample prayer vigil and new “sister city” prayer services and litany are available to use.
The Nun Justice Project is a grassroots movement supported by the following organizations: American Catholic Council, Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church, Call To Action, Catholics for Choice, CORPUS, DignityUSA, FutureChurch, New Ways Ministry, Quixote Center, RAPPORT (Renewing a Priestly People, Ordination Reconsidered Today), Voice of the Faithful, WATER: Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, Women’s Ordination Conference.