Throughout the month of May-August, vigils in support of U.S. Sisters were held across the country in over 50 cities (see below!). These prayerful actions gave the sisters the support they needed to issue a powerful, courageous statement on Friday, June 1 at the conclusion of their meeting in Washington, DC.
The statement from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) said the Vatican’s assessment of their work was “based on unsubstantiated accusations” and “lacked transparency.” The sisters called on the Vatican for the process to move forward in an “atmosphere of openness, honesty and integrity.” Before closing, the sisters’ statement thanked Catholics for their support and the “dozens of prayer vigils held in numerous parts of the country.”
Albany, NY * Anchorage, AK * Atlanta, GA * Austin, TX * Baltimore, MD * Bardstown, KY * Belleville, IL * Binghamton, NY * Bloomington, IN *Boston, MA * Claremont, CA * Cincinnati, OH *Chicago, IL * Cleveland, OH * Clovis, CA * Columbus, OH * Dallas, TX * Dublin, Ireland * Hebron, CT * Indianapolis, IN * Kalamazoo, MI * Lady Lake, FL * Lansing, MI * Little Falls, MN * Louisville, KY * Los Angeles, CA * Los Angeles, CA * Mt. Prospect, IL * Midland, Texas * New Orleans, LA * New York, NY * Oakland, CA * Omaha, Nebraska * Philadelphia, PA * Pittsburgh, PA * Pittsford, NY * Portland, OR * Providence, RI * Raleigh, NC * Rockford, IL * Roseville, MI * Sacramento, CA * St. Cloud, MN * San Diego, CA *San Francisco, CA * San Juan, TX * Santa Rosa, CA *Seattle, WA * Sedona, AZ * St. Louis, MO * Stockton, CA * Syracuse, NY * Tempe, AZ *Topeka, KS * Toledo, OH * Washington, DC * Waterloo, IA * Williamsville, NY