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To: Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

Been there. Done that. No more investigations into U.S. women religious!

Sign this petition and let's - together - say no more investigations into U.S. Women Religious!

Why is this important?

Beginning in 2008, U.S. women religious in the U.S. came under heavy scrutiny by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF).

In the spring of 2012, the CDF issued a statement accusing U.S. women religious of supporting "radical feminist themes" and "corporate dissent."

Now, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life have summoned the Sisters of Loretto, a major order of U.S. Catholic Sisters, to Rome to account for "areas of concern" and accusing them of not doing enough to follow Church teachings.

The investigations must stop!

Catholics deeply value the prophetic witness of women religious and appreciate their commitment to social justice. We stand with the Loretto Sisters and all women religious who are serving our Church and world!

Reasons for signing

  • These investigations are an injustice towards our dedicated sister religious
  • It's not just the Lorettos, it's 14 other major communities.
  • I personally have know one of the Sisters of Loretto all my life, and have been in admiration of the work these dedicated women accomplish following in the footsteps of Christ. Let's commend, not condemn them!


2016-06-10 10:12:08 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2016-06-09 19:42:24 -0400

500 signatures reached

2016-06-09 16:55:05 -0400

100 signatures reached

2016-06-09 16:45:47 -0400

50 signatures reached

2016-06-09 16:40:32 -0400

25 signatures reached

2016-06-09 16:37:33 -0400

10 signatures reached