The main concern of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is and has always been the care and well-being of all the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters. Per previous decisions of the Vatican's Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in 2005, 2013, 2014 and 2015, the archdiocese is representing the best interests of the Institute which includes all five remaining IHM Sisters.
The lawyers for Sisters Callanan and Holzman have never advised the court nor the archdiocese of what they filed in Rome. The remaining three IHM Sisters are not in agreement with the Hollister sale or with the actions being taken by the two. As the court ruling stated the Hollister transaction was not valid.
This was always our concern with the Hollister transaction that basically took possession of the sisters' property for just $44,000 and a contingent promissory note, without any guarantee that the sisters would ever receive any additional payment of the offer they received. We stand with the court's ruling that protects all the sisters from an invalid transaction.