Vincent Marie Finnegan, a Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart and a CMSWR
founding board member, says the audits actually helped to facilitate healing, at least where the two leadership conferences were concerned.
The investigation by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith looked at LCWR, not CMSWR
The women seeking admission to CMSWR
institutes, reported CARA, want to wear a religious habit and to live in large or medium-size communities with others solely of their religious institute.
CARA received responses from 583 major superiors, representing 79 percent of LCWR superiors, 58 percent of CMSWR
superiors, and 31 percent of superiors of contemplative communities.