I know there has already been a lot of posting on the annual conference of the Leadership Conference of Women Religous (LCWR): See my sis's blog, and LA Catholic, for instance.
However, I can not resist adding my own comments on the keynote address by Margaret Brennan, IHM.
It gives quite an interesting history of the LCWR, including its rather rapid descent into navel-gazing and infidelity. The most disturbing part of the whole address, for me, anyway, was when she stated: "The history of LCWR is itself a wondrously luminous movement in the history of the American Church to which God has surely shouted 'Yes! Yes! Yes!'"
Ehhhh ... Now, I know all about the ecstacies of the saints, like those of St. Theresa of Avila, and the essentially nupital love that God has for His Church and for His children. Christ doesn't describe Himself as "the Bridegroom" for no reason, after all. And yet ... I could not help cringing when I read "Yes! Yes! Yes!" It must be my dirty mind. At any rate, it doesn't seem that contemplating the history of the LCWR would be an occasion for the phenomenon of religious ecstacy or eros. More like ... Trembling in fear of the Lord ... "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," you know! Or, you do if you know your Pslams and Proverbs :)