Fearing the Monastery of the Angels could be sold for redevelopment, Los Angeles preservationists are forming a nonprofit as they seek to acquire and take responsibility for the home to cloistered Dominican nuns.
Opinion - Pope Francis' leadership is noteworthy not only because of its departure from papal precedent, but also because it incorporates key elements of the courageous, joyful, authentic and inclusive energy of Catholic sisters.
In February, the pope named Sr. Nathalie Becquart, the French religious sister of the Congregation of Xavières to become the undersecretary of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, a summit of church leaders at the Vatican set to address the most cogent topics facing the institution. She is among the women and lay people helping to shape the future of the institution.
A growing number of women hold consequential positions in the church and at the Vatican. Nuns in the United States have been among those setting the pace.