Article by: Dan Stockman
Original publication date: August 12, 2021
The president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious began the group’s annual assembly with a sweeping indictment on the Catholic Church’s role in racism, which was followed by the triumvirate presidency and executive director offering “a profound apology” for women religious’ role in it and praying for forgiveness.
The first day of LCWR’s annual gathering, which runs from Aug. 11 to 13, began with quiet contemplation, reflection and prayer, especially for those lost over the last year. It ended with President Sr. Elise García chastising the church, its bishops, vowed religious and institutions for participating in the origin and perpetuation of “our nation’s perduring sin of racism.”