Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Visitation Questionnaire Sent to US Religious Orders
Here is a follow up to my post of July 09 regarding the Vatican study of institutes of women religious orders in the United States. An Apostolic Visitation questionnaire has been sent to the various orders - here is some information out of the Catholic News Service. The link for my July post is below. You may be interested in reading the comments for that post. The subject is bringing out some very strong emotions.
By Catholic News Service
Apostolic visitation questionnaire sent to US religious orders
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Questions about membership, living arrangements, the ministries in which members participate and spiritual life, including the practice of prayer and the frequency of Mass, are included in a questionnaire sent Sept. 18 to 341 congregations of women religious in the U.S. Distribution of the questionnaire opens the second phase of a comprehensive study of U.S. institutes of women religious ordered by Cardinal Franc Rode as prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Divided into three parts, the questionnaire reveals more about the depth of the study, known as an apostolic visitation.
Read more HERE
My post from July > Vatican Study of American Nuns
* above photo from CNS