News in Religious

Young want to be heard, invited, challenged

Young want to be heard, invited, challenged

by: Cindy Wooden - CNS in Religious,

Young people don't want the religious "to lower the bar, to soft-pedal the demands of the Gospel," Archbishop Tobin said. Usually, young people will consider joining a religious community only if they are asked, he said.  For many young Catholics, WYD can be the one church event where they have the time, space and camaraderie they need to start pondering the way God wants them to live their faith in the church and in the world.

Hayes Encounter of Religious

Hayes Encounter of Religious

by: Fr. John O'Byrne, cmf in Religious,

A two-day Conference on "The Future of Consecrated Life in the United Kingdom and Europe" was held in the parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hayes, Middlesex on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th May. Over 200 Religious men and women from the United Kingdom and Ireland attended.

The future of Consecrated Life in the UK and Europe

The future of Consecrated Life in the UK and Europe

by: Fernando Prado, cmf in Religious,

This conference which took place in London last week had a remarkable and unprecedented reception and was organised by the Claretian Missionaries of the United Kingdom & Ireland.  Claretian Publications hope to publish the conclusions drawn in these meetings, with both English and Spanish translations, in the very near future.

The Church and the Sisters: What Is Really Happening?

The Church and the Sisters: What Is Really Happening?

by: Ann Carey - The Catholic World Reporter in Religious,

From the moment the United States Bishops announced on April 18 that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) had issued a document ordering a supervised renewal of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), confusion and misinformation about the initiative have run rampant.

Religious life is like the wheel: people keep on reinventing it.

Religious life is like the wheel: people keep on reinventing it.

by: Christopher Jamison OSB - The Tablet in Religious,

‘The future depends on the possibility of dialogue between the old and new orders’.
Religious life is like the wheel: people keep on reinventing it. This is good in so far as it shows the Lord reinvigorating this important part of the Church’s life. What’s problematic is that new religious orders soon make the sorts of mistakes from which experience could save them while the old orders quietly fade away for lack of new life.

Former club dancer becomes a nun, teaching others to dance for God

Former club dancer becomes a nun, teaching others to dance for God

by: Domenico Agasso Jr - L'Stampa in Religious,

Sister Anna Nobili, a former club dancer, has been running the "Holy Dance" school for human and spiritual training for three years now. Up until a few years ago she worked as a club dancer at the most “in” venues in Milan; now she is a nun and dances “in praise of God.” 

Leader of 'radical' US nuns rejects Vatican criticism

Leader of 'radical' US nuns rejects Vatican criticism

by: Jane Little - BBC News in Religious,

The leader of a group of US nuns the Vatican accuses of flouting Church teaching has rejected the claims. "I've no idea what they're talking about," Sister Simone Campbell, head of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby, told the BBC. "Our role is to live the gospel with those who live on the margins of society. That's all we do."

Church mourns death of popular nun in Meghalaya, North East India.

Church mourns death of popular nun in Meghalaya, North East India.

by: Lissy Maruthanakuzhy - UCAnews in Religious,

Sister Amalia Pereda Ortiz de Zarate was a pioneer of rural healthcare. Thousands of people are mourning the death of a Spanish nun, who revolutionized healthcare in the rural northeastern state of Meghalaya. The Missionaries of Christ Jesus nun died at age 84 on Monday at Nirmali Convent in Shillong, the state capital.

Papal Message: Proposing Vocations in the Local Church

Papal Message: Proposing Vocations in the Local Church

by: Vatican Information Service (VIS) in Religious,

"Proposing Vocations in the Local Church" is the theme of the Pope's Message for the forth-eighth World Day of Prayer for Vocations.The Lord does not fail to call people at every stage of life to share in His mission and to serve the Church in the ordained ministry and in the consecrated life. The ability to foster vocations is a hallmark of the vitality of a local Church.

Young Religious Men and Women

Young Religious Men and Women

by: in Religious,

150 Young religious men and women from 15 different countries have been gathering for several days in Madrid as preparation for the Consecrated Life Week in Madrid organized by the Institute of Consecrated Life.

‘Life without tension would be boring’

‘Life without tension would be boring’

by: Anna Arco in Religious,

Anna Arco meets an American priest who has agreed, with some reluctance, to take a senior role in the Roman Curia  Over a cup of tea, with the rain pouring outside, he talks about living in Britain’s secular culture, the Roman Curia he is about to join and the challenges of his new job.