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The report from the Apostolic Visitation is a good first step 


 Dear Friend of U.S. Women Relgious 


Today a press conference was held in Rome detailing the final report about the outcomes of the Congregation for Religious' Apostolic Visitation of U.S. sisters conducted from 2009 to 2012.  The Nun Justice Project sent out a press release applauding the report as a "first step" in reconciling with U.S. Sisters, but also demanded immediate removal of sanctions against LCWR leadership.


Click here to read the final report from the Apostolic Visitation.


Click here to read LCWR's response.   


Click here to read the text of all the speeches from the press conference today in Rome.

Click here to listen to Sr. Sharon Holland talk about the report.

Click here to read the experience of women religious during the visitation.    


Your passionate advocacy for the sisters through hundreds of prayer services, public demonstrations and media events was instrumental in advancing due process, raising up women's leadership voice and promoting justice in the church. 


You helped the Vatican understand how deeply U.S. Catholics value the prophetic witness of women religious and appreciate their commitment to social justice and care for the marginalized.


Your witness is an important milestone in the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Church.  


For extensive background on the Nun Justice Project's work addressing the LCWR mandate visit


For background on the Apostolic Visitation click here and here



The Nun Justice Project is a grassroots movement supported by the following organizations: American Catholic Council, Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church, Call To Action, Catholics for Choice, CORPUS, DignityUSA, FutureChurch, New Ways Ministry, Quixote Center, RAPPORT (Renewing a Priestly People, Ordination Reconsidered Today), Voice of the Faithful, WATER: Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, Women's Ordination Conference 

Kate McElwee, representative of the NunJustice Project, delivers over 17,000 signatures supporting LCWR and U.S. Nuns to Pope Francis.