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Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good's senior fellow Christopher Hale released the following statement on the report released on the apostolic visitation of US women religious:
We give thanks to God for a successful conclusion to the apostolic visitation of women religious in the United States. The report affirmed what we know to be true: that women religious provide irreplaceable leadership for the Church in the United States. They educate our children. They teach us how to pray. They run our soup kitchens. They protect the poor. And they lobby our politicians.
We offer our strong support and prayers for American women religious as they work to be the Church that Jesus longs for us to be: a Church on the margins, a poor Church that is for the poor, a Church that heals wounds and warm hearts, a Church that is always a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven.