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Catholic Sisters Are Redefining Leadership
Originally Posted: 08/20/2014 - 9:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger True power is energy that bears fruit. A new model of leadership that’s been refined in the ...

84-year-old Nun Gets 35 Months for Breaking into Nuclear Facility
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to nearly three years in prison on Tuesday for breaking into a Tennessee nuclear facility in July 2012. An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to nearly ...

Hollywood’s Depiction of Nuns a Case of ‘Veiled Desires’
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

From Julie Andrews’ performance as Maria in the 1965 film “The Sound of Music” to Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Sister Aloysius Beauvier in “Doubt” (2008), many Hollywood actresses are particularly conspicuous f ...

‘Nuns on the Bus’ Will Hit the Road for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

The “Nuns on the Bus” are revving up their engines for another national campaign, only this time the Catholic sisters are taking their mobile platform for social justice along the country’s Southern border to ...

Pope Francis Orders Overhaul of U.S. Nuns to Continue
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Nearly a year after the Vatican announced a makeover of the largest umbrella group for American nuns, Pope Francis has directed that the overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious continue. ...

Converted, But Still Wrestling
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Min-Ah Cho From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart: Rekindling My Love for Catholicism. Ave Maria Press SOME BOOKS ...

Meet the Nones: Building Bridges Between Nones and Nuns
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

The label “none” lumps together atheists, agnostics, and, well, me. I am not an atheist. I might be kind of agnostic, but there really is just something about that Jesus guy. ...

Group House Gives Women a Place to Discern Their Calling as Nuns
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

In what is being described as the first of its kind in the U.S., the Archdiocese of New Orleans has transformed a vacant church rectory into a group house where single women will live together while deciding w ...

Nuns Group: We Are Not Leaving the Church
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

A leader of the group of Catholic nuns who are facing a crackdown from the Vatican said on Thursday that her members have no plans or desire to leave the church, or reconstitute their group beyond Vatican cont ...

Nuns Reject Vatican Takeover But Seek Dialogue on Differences
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

American nuns facing a Vatican takeover of their leadership organization on Aug. 10 rejected Rome’s plans to recast the group in a more conservative mold, but declined — for now — to respond with an ultimatum ...

Do the American Nuns Have a Future?
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

Catholic sisters gathered in St. Louis for their annual assembly on Thursday intensified discussions aimed at thwarting a Vatican takeover of their group, but hanging over the meeting was an even larger existe ...

Nuns Gather to Plot Response to Vatican Crackdown
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

The options under consideration by the 900 nuns — several hundred more than have attended recent gatherings — range from asking the Vatican to continue the dialogue to shuttering the LCWR and reorganizing the ...

Vatican Showdown Just Latest Chapter in Sister Pat Farrell’s Dramatic Life
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

Though she is at the center of one of the biggest crises in the Catholic Church today, Sister Pat Farrell is loath to talk about herself, and certainly not in any way that would make her a focus of the looming ...

President of Women Religious Responds to Vatican on Fresh Air
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

Today on WHYY’s Fresh Air, Sister Farrell talks with Terry Gross about how to deal with conflict. She tells Gross that as the sisters prepare for the national assembly in August, they are busy dialoging and ga ...

A Happy Homecoming: Nuns on the Bus End Their Journey in D.C. (PHOTOS)
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

Hundreds of supporters were on hand to welcome home the Nuns on the Bus on Monday at the United Methodist Building in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of supporters were on hand to welc ...

A 'Hostile Takeover' of Women Religious
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joan Chittister The Vatican attacks on Catholic sisters will sap the church's impact in the world. AFTER ...

American Nuns Call Vatican Talks ‘Difficult’
Originally Posted: 06/19/2012 - 9:10am | Type: Blog

Relations between the Vatican and the American nuns who are under investigation seem to be worsening after the sisters said on June 18 that initial discussions with Rome about a resolution to their standoff we ...

In ‘Cordial’ Dialogue, Vatican Asserts Control Over U.S. Nuns
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

Leaders of an umbrella group that represents the majority of U.S. nuns met with top Vatican doctrinal officials on June 12 in an atmosphere of “openness and cordiality,” according to a Vatican statement. ...

Sister Simone Campbell Schools Colbert on the Social Gospel
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 11:58am | Type: Blog

NETWORK's Executive Director Sister Simone Campbell responds to the Vatican's "radical feminist" charges, and Stephen learns how to get into heaven. "Amer ...

Franciscan Friars Back American Nuns in Vatican Spat
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

Leaders from the seven Franciscan provinces in the U.S. publicly backed a group of American nuns on Thursday (June 7), calling a Vatican crackdown on the women “excessive.” The br ...

Rebel Nuns: When the Faithful Stop Obeying
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

It seems the Sisters of North America are calling the Vatican out. When criticized by Vatican officials for taking a position too far left of center on a number of social issues, the Leadership Conference of W ...

The Nuns Who Once Taught the Bishops Aren’t Done Yet
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

When publicly reprimanded by some of the most powerful men in the Vatican, one is expected to respond, "Yes, Your Excellencies. Very sorry, your Excellencies.” American nuns are trying something different ...

Catholics Rally Around Nuns Amid Vatican Crackdown
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 5:31pm | Type: Blog

Catholics around the U.S. are coming together for prayer vigils as a show of support for America's nuns, whom the Vatican accuses of having "serious doctrinal problems." ...

Standing with Nuns, Standing for Compassion
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

This incident has inspired thousands to react in solidarity with American nuns. Long before the Vatican statement was released, however, I’ve had a sense that compassion is something powerful enough to trigger ...

Thank you, Sisters
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:01pm | Type: Press

May 17, 2012 Sojo in the News Thomas Bushlack ...

In Celebration of Women
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Here at Sojourners, we’re taking the entire week to celebrate not only mothers, but all women who have made an impact on our lives. For their strength, heroism, charity and wisdom, ...

Thank-A-Nun Day is Today!
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

Thank you to everyone who has responded by writing a Thank-You Note. Thank you to everyone who has responded by writing a Thank-You Note. (It's not too late! You can still pa ...

Are Americans in Rome Behind the Nuns Crackdown?
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 6:04pm | Type: Blog

It turns out that conservative American churchmen living in Rome—including disgraced former Boston Cardinal Bernard Law—were key players in pushing the hostile takeover of the Leadership Conference of Women Re ...

Top Ten Favorite Celluloid Sisters
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

Silly and serious, strict and kind, profoundly faithful and sometimes hilarious — Catholic nuns are evergreen characters on the big (and the small) screens. Here's a list of some of our favorite portrayal ...

Letters to the Editor: Friday, April 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/27/2012 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

In response to Jim Wallis' post, "Having the Sisters' Back" Thank you so much for bringing this issue to the attention of your readers. I am a Catholic woman and mother of three. My husban ...

Rallying Around the Sisters
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

CHICAGO—Two months ago, I went to the Maryknoll motherhouse, a massive stone building in Ossining, N.Y., to interview 93-year-old Sister Madeleine Dorsey for a book I am writing. This was a sister who had chosen to stay with the poor in El Salvador afte ...

Having the Sisters' Back
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 1:30pm | Type: SojoMail

April 26, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "For years, we dreamed ...

Having the Sisters' Back
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:58pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Having the Sisters’ Back
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

After an official investigation, the Vatican seems pretty upset with the Catholic Sisters here in the United States. After an official investigation, the Vatican seems pretty upse ...

What To Do About “Radical Feminist Nuns”
Originally Posted: 04/20/2012 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

American nuns have gotten into some hot water with the Vatican, whose representatives claim the nuns are practicing “certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” ...

Is Pope Ratzinger Suffering From the Seven-Year Itch?
Originally Posted: 04/20/2012 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

As Pope Benedict XVI marked his seventh anniversary as pope, many Catholics were wondering if the pontiff is finally becoming the papal enforcer that some feared – and others hoped – he would be when he was el ...

Vatican Orders Crackdown on American Nuns
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 3:16pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican has launched a crackdown on the umbrella group that represents most of America's 55,000 Catholic nuns, saying that the group was not speaking out strongly enough against gay marriage, abortion ...

Must-Read du Jour: "Nuns Who Won't Stop Nudging"
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

A story in today's New York Times caught my eye (and my heart) immediately when I saw the headline:"Nuns Who Won't Stop Nudging." Oh how I dearly love a good n ...

Thank a Sister
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Sister Linda Fuselier was my first-grade teacher. It was 1969 at St. Ignatius Catholic School in Sacramento, California. ...