In 2012, the Vatican imposed a stunning set of restrictions on a group of Catholic women religious in America. Although their focus on social and economic justice seems to be in line with Pope Francis, who was elected the following year, the past six years haven’t been easy. A new book, entitled However Long the Night: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis, tells “the story of how an organization found an alternate, contemplative way of working through impasse.” Sister Sharon Holland, vice president of the Service of the Immaculate Heart of Mary sisters and contributor to the book, will join Welton on State of Belief about the past six years and what book calls a spiritual journey of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

Hear the full May 5, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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