The news that the Vatican is investigating the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the largest association of Catholic nuns in the U.S., has created quite a stir among American Catholics. This posting reveals the response of four Catholic lay women who live in Oak Park, IL.
There will be a lecture on April 27 entitled God and Natural Disasters. With the knowledge that something like 200 tornadoes tore up the Midwest in just one 24 hour period and the memory of the devastation caused by the tsunami in Japan, fresh in our minds, this seemed like a good topic to let people know about.
A lot of people are disillusioned with organized religion, but the monthly email from my denomination reminded me that religious institutions do many good things which spiritual individuals can't do on their own.