FAN Applauds OFM Responses to Vatican Report on the LCWR

FAN applauds what has been called “brothers coming to the defense of their sisters”: the leadership of the OFM friars’ powerful letter to the nuns of LCWR during their investigation by the Vatican. The friars call it “a public sign of our solidarity with you as you endure this very difficult moment.” The friars argue against “excessive oversight of LCWR” while always maintaining a respectful stance open to dialogue with the Vatican.

Read the statement and commentary from America magazine.

FAN is proud of Fr. Joe Nangle, OFM, in leadership with the OFM friars and on the FAN board, for his great interview on NPR. Fr. Joe said he hopes that the respectful and strong stances of LCWR and the OFM friars have shown the Vatican that the sisters and friars are “loyal members of this church, but we are not unthinking. We have our truth to speak.”

Read and listen to the NPR interview.

Last, FAN Executive Director Patrick Carolan offered a statement on LCWR’s response, and previously offered a personal reflection about how nuns have shaped his life. Click here to read the response and link to the reflection on FAN’s blog.

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