Sisters in Crisis: The Tragic Unraveling of Women's Religious Communities

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Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 1997 - Religion - 367 pages
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Women religious, who once were revered as models of deep spirituality and Christian virtue, now have a reputation as the most rebellious group within the church.
 

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I came to this book specifically for the section on the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters. I attended Immaculate Heart High School from 1966-1970 - Ground Zero for their struggles with MacIntyre and the Vatican. While Ms. Carey is entitled to her opinion, facts and the truth are pesky things. If you want to know what really happened and reach your own conclusion with facts and clarity, rather than a biased agenda I strongly urge you to read Anita Caspary's 2003 book, Witness To Integrity, The Crisis of the Immaculate Heart Community of California. 

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this book discloses that playing the crucial role in the destruction of catholic religious communities for women in this country, and, consequently, in the resulting destruction of catholic educationm, were many of the so-called women's religious leaders of the 1960's. all who strive to re-establish catholic orthodoxy, should value author ann carey's report on what actually happened to the sisters in crisis. 

Contents

Preface
7
Introduction Sisters in Crisis
11
Ready for Renewal or Revolution
18
Rome Calls for Renewal
36
Alarm in the Vatican
55
The LCWRs Radical Rethink
76
The Coup
88
The Many Faces of Indoctrination
108
Communities vs the Hierarchy The IHMs and the School Sisters of St Francis
184
The Quinn Commission Examines Religious Life
211
The Ideological Transformation of Sisters Organizations
234
The Leadership Conference Splits
266
Turn out the Lights Finances Vocations the Elderly and Denial
293
Where Do the Sisters Go from Here?
311
Notes
331
Selected Bibliography
356

The ReEducation of Sister Lucy
133
How Did Feminists Gain Control?
149
The Deconstruction of Ministry Community and Prayer
162

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