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Douglas, Alaska, United States
I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Dipping My Toe Into the Hot Water


There has been a lot of commentary about the Vatican visitation to women's religious communities and the subsequent report and recommendations.

I think it is important to remember that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had specific concerns with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a U.S. organization of some (not all) women's religious congregations.

So maybe if everyone could read the recommendations, and examine the reasons behind them, perhaps this particular bandwagon will not be so overloaded. 

Here is a good link from Elizabeth Scalia (The Anchoress), with accurate information. 

Oh, and by the way, thank you to the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, who educated me from Grades 1 through 12. You did a good job.

And, finally, for your viewing enjoyment, here is a little blast from our Catholic past:

The Bells of St. Mary's, with the luminous Ingrid Bergman as Sister Benedict.


  1. "Going My Way" and "The Bells of St. Mary's" are two of my favorite movies. Wishing you a great Saturday!

  2. Are you feeling better?....Happy Weekend to you!


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