Former LCWR Leader Speaks on Vatican Order

From the National Catholic Reporter web site: May. 29, 2012 By Joshua J. McElwee

Among those still trying to understand the implications of the Vatican order as the LCWR board meets this week is Mercy Sr. Theresa Kane. A former LCWR leader, Kane made headlines across the world when she welcomed Pope John Paul II to the United States in 1979 and pointedly asked him about the possibility of ordaining women to the priesthood. Kane, now an associate professor at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., first spoke to NCR about the Vatican order in a wide-ranging, half-hour-long phone conversation in early May.

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Editor’s Note: Sister Theresa Kane visited Upstate New York Call to Action in 2010 as that year’s Thruway Tour speaker.