Friday, June 22, 2012

VIDEO: LCWR Doctrinal Assessment discussed in EWTN Roundtable with Ann Carey

I just found the video embedded at the bottom of this post, on YouTube. There is a program called, EWTN Theological Roundtable, hosted by EWTN's VP of Theology, Colin Donovan, STL. I was aware of the program itself, but not this episode.  

Here is a roughly 50 minute discussion on the LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) Doctrinal Assessment. This is not dynamic by any means; it's an objective discussion of facts surrounding the controversy (if you want dynamic, you may be interested in this

Noteworthy, is that among the guests is Ann Carey, the author of the 1997 book, Sisters in Crisis. Apparently, demand has shot up on this book because it was going for around $15 used, and those are now posted as $999.  Ann might want to think about re-releasing it - perhaps an updated version.  I'd buy it.   

Note: I just found the book, and purchased it, for under $14 at Aquinas and More, and it looks new.  Not sure why that price is so high on Amazon, but perhaps sellers are perceiving a demand or value on some other basis (i.e., first edition/first print) 

Here is the discussion. Colin provides background, then it shifts to the foursome.

UPDATE: I just finished watching this, and I strongly recommend that you do the same. As people ask questions, answers are provided here. Granted, if you have read the 8-page doctrinal assessment, you have some understanding of what is going on.

They start out providing history - how the LCWR came about and how it evolved. Then, they get into the meat of the doctrinal assessment, discussing examples. Near the end, I was glad they got into the "Systems Thinking Handbook." They pulled a few examples out of there to show why the CDF wants that book withdrawn. As was pointed out in the interview, it doesn't look like the LCWR is interested in doing that since it is still on their website.

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