In the meanwhile, please read the statement, available here.
Interesting excerpt from the CDF document on "Conscious Evolution":
This is the woman the CDF mentions explicitly in the letter. See if you can find anything in this about "the omnipotence of God, the Incarnation of Christ, the reality of Original Sin, the necessity of salvation and the definitive nature of the salvific action of Christ in the Paschal Mystery"; that is, if you can make it through the video!
Update: The meltdown has begun. Commonweal takes an early shot. Still waiting on the NCR op-ed reaction, but they have their news story up, which includes a brief statement from the LCWR.
A Vatican official chastized LCWR leaders for not abiding by the rules given to them after the doctrinal assessment: http://t.co/JaekGbBrmL
— NCR (@NCRonline) May 5, 2014
A few early reactions from Twitter ...
The CDF's continuing chastising of LCWR is infantilizing & should be measured against Newsweek's claim that women have new authority in RCC.
— Natalia Imperatori (@nimperatori) May 5, 2014
Is it just me, or does this seem excessive? The latest in the #LCWR--#Vatican drama. http://t.co/FKRcua9wAR #nunsonthebus #nunjustice
— Ashley Wilson (@APdubs) May 5, 2014
But go ahead, kick out LCWR, we saw with #NunsOntheBus who the People of God will follow. #Catholic
— Jason Miller (@419in703) May 5, 2014
The Women's Ordination Conference is, of course, all over this story...
Head of #Vatican doctrinal congregation confronts #LCWR for noncooperation #nunjustice http://t.co/viEe9xuc17 via @NCRonline
— WomensOrdinationConf (@OrdainWomen) May 5, 2014
and the RCWP too...
Breaking News: Vatican continues to have problem with LCWR, especially their recognition if theologian Elizabeth... http://t.co/1iWMOv585z
— RCWP (@RCwomenpriests) May 5, 2014
Note well that the vitriol among the dissenters does not reflect the tone of the statement released by the LCWR itself:
Those who divide believers by new and strange teachings should take note that they are not always able to quickly corral the dispersed sheep.