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  • Who smiles like this at the moment of death? (young nun's witness to love for Christ)

    06/25/2016 1:28:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 25, 2016
    Death is a tragedy for mortal man, and yet with faith in eternity and anticipation of the embrace of our heavenly Father, death becomes radiant.We share today the news of the death of Sister Cecilia, a Carmelite of Santa Fe in Argentina, who suffered from lung cancer. She astonished those who surrounded her in her agony, as her face was transformed by a tender smile as she closed her eyes to this world. As you can see in the photograph, she looks like a lover who has arrived to the encounter she has long been yearning for.The Carmel of...
  • The Sisters Who Treat the Untreatable

    05/12/2016 7:27:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | May 12, 2016 | GILLIAN LAUB
    At the beginning of the 20th century, sick Americans typically died at home. By the middle of it, they mostly died in hospitals. And yet this great transformation in the geography of death was, at first, of little interest to medical providers: In the 1960s, some doctors routinely chose not to inform terminal patients of their fate. Studies found hospitals stashing dying people at the ends of halls and largely ignoring them. Medicine, it was said, was about healing people. It had nothing to offer the already dying. That began to change with the broad acceptance of hospice, which spread...
  • R.I.P. Madeleine Sherwood, Mother Superior on 'The Flying Nun'

    04/26/2016 6:30:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    metv.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | metvstaff
    Madeleine Sherwood performed Tennessee Williams dramas on stage and screen, and worked with legendary film director Elia Kazan. Her Broadway roles included The Crucible, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Camelot — roles that any actor would envy. However, the Quebec native is perhaps best known for running a convent of nuns in Puerto Rico on television. For three seasons, Sherwood portrayed Reverend Mother Superior Placido on The Flying Nun, the charming, quirky 1960s sitcom that sent Sally Field soaring to a new level of stardom. As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, Sherwood has died at the age of...
  • Yemen’s Missionaries of Charity: The Nuns Killed by Islamic State Jihadists

    03/29/2016 8:13:33 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2016 | Mary Chastain
    The four nuns running a nursing home in Aden, Yemen, killed by the Islamic State earlier this month, belonged to the Missionaries of Charity, established by Blessed Mother Teresa.
  • Mother Angelica’s Legendary Rant Against the Liberal Church (Catholic Caucus)

    03/28/2016 6:19:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.
    The video earned her a rebuke from the bishops — but Mother never apologized for it The 1993 World Youth Day was a turning point for Mother Angelica. It had been 12 years since the launch of her Eternal Word Television Network — a venture dogged by opposition from the U.S. bishops from the start — but that year she had had enough. After a female mime played Our Lord in the living Stations of the Cross in front of an audience of thousands — including Pope John Paul II himself — Mother Angelica appeared on her daily show excoriating...
  • Mother Angelica (EWTN) has died on Easter Sunday

    03/28/2016 3:08:54 AM PDT · by Dacula · 10 replies
    EWTN ^ | March 28, 2016 | EWTN
    April 20, 1923 - March 27, 2016
  • Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN, dies on Easter

    03/27/2016 5:10:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 109 replies
    cna ^ | March 27, 2016
    Mother Angelica. Credit: EWTN. Irondale, Ala., Mar 27, 2016 / 06:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church in the United States has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Catholicism in the United States and around the world. Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on March 27 after a lengthy struggle with the aftereffects of a stroke. She was 92 years old.“Mother has always and will always personify EWTN, the network that God asked her to found,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Warsaw. “Her...
  • What Would Jefferson Advise Today’s Supreme Court About the Little Sisters of the Poor?

    03/26/2016 9:57:19 AM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    Cascade Policy Institute ^ | March 22, 2016 | Kathryn Hickock
    In 1804 an Ursuline nun in New Orleans asked Thomas Jefferson to clarify in writing her religious community’s right to retain their property and to continue their ministries without government interference following the Louisiana Purchase. As French Catholic Louisiana was being incorporated into the Anglo-Protestant United States, the nuns were concerned about the status of their institutions under U.S. law. President Jefferson assured her that the government would not interfere with the sisters’ property, ministries, and way of life. In a letter dated May 15, 1804, he wrote: “I have received, holy sisters, the letter you have written me wherein...
  • Members of Congress speak up for Little Sisters before big day in court

    03/25/2016 10:03:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    angelusnews.com ^ | March 22, 2016 | Matt Hadro
    Members of the United States Congress have voiced their support for the Little Sisters of the Poor before their case is argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. “We talk a lot about public service up here. Well, these are the people who live it,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said of the sisters on the House Floor on Tuesday, noting that they serve the poor in 31 countries. “They are the definition of public service.” On Wednesday, oral arguments for Zubik v. Burwell will take place at the Supreme Court. The case is a bundle of seven cases against...
  • Who are the Little Sisters of the Poor, and why should you care?

    03/25/2016 1:42:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    catholicnewsagency.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Jenny Uebbing
    If you were totally avoiding the internet today, or if you live under a particularly pleasant and comfortable rock, maybe you don’t know that the federal government and a bunch of nuns are duking it out before the Supreme Court over birth control. More to the point, they’re fighting over the Little Sisters of the Poors’ refusal to subsidize contraception and abortion-causing drugs for their employees via their health insurance coverage, all of whom, by the way, are mandated by the President Obama’s signature eponymous government overreach law to purchase their own health insurance. Well, fair’s fair, right? I mean,...
  • Wasserman Schultz Curses In Front Of Nuns

    03/25/2016 1:16:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Alex Preffier
    Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz  4% said “d***” in front of the Supreme Court building while the Little Sisters of the Poor were there demonstrating. Wasserman Schultz was speaking to a group of Planned Parenthood supporters who were there while the court was hearing oral arguments in the case of Zubik v. Burwell. The Little Sisters of the Poor are one of many plaintiffs who are asking to be exempting from the federal government requirement to cover contraceptives in their health-care plans. “Those rights that we secured must remain in place and while we’re at it this...
  • Little Sisters of Poor challenge Obama Care

    03/23/2016 9:01:36 PM PDT · by AlienCrossfirePlayer · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2016-03-23 | self
    Oral argument was heard today in the SCOTUS in the case of Zubik v Burwell. Obama Care regulations are forcing the Little Sisters of the Poor to be complicit in providing abortion inducing contraceptives to their employees. This is profoundly offensive to the Sisters religious beliefs. They are asking for reiief from these obligations. Justice Stephen Breyer said “a religious person living in society may have to accept all kinds of things that are just terrible for him.” The example Breyer uses is the forcing of Quakers to pay taxes which in part pay tor a war which is objectionable...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wants to Force Catholic Nuns to Pay for Abortion Drugs: “It Can’t be All My Way”

    03/23/2016 5:56:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the case the Little Sisters of the Poor and 37 pro-life groups, universities and companies have filed against the HHS mandate, which forces them to pay for abortion-causing drugs in their employee health care plans. The case, Zubik v. Burwell, involves 37 religious nonprofits such as charities and universities that say the HHS mandate violates their religious beliefs. They say the religious accommodation the Obama administration put together still makes them complicit in covering the abortion-causing drugs. “Hijacking. It seems to me that’s an accurate description of what the government wants to...
  • Little Sisters to Big Brother: ‘We Must Obey God, Not Man’

    03/23/2016 6:29:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    ncregister.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    SAN FRANCISCO — Little Sister of the Poor Rose Cantu remembers the first time she saw the women religious who inspired her to embrace the Catholic Church as her spiritual home. “What drew me to the faith was the joy on the sisters’ faces as they cared for the elderly,” Sister Rose told the Register, as she recalled her pivotal visit to the order’s home as a teenage volunteer. “Witnessing their faith in action led me to ask more questions about the God they worshipped.” Almost two decades later, Sister Rose is a registered nurse who serves the elderly poor...
  • Pepsi, Visa, and Chevron are Exempt From HHS Mandate, But Little Sisters of the Poor are Not

    03/23/2016 6:00:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Obama administration has been unrelenting in its fight to force a group of Catholic nuns to violate their beliefs and pay for abortion-causing drugs and contraception, arguing that they are essential health care services. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard an appeal from the Little Sisters of the Poor and 37 other religious groups to stop the Obama administration from forcing them to comply with ObamacareÂ’s abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control, drugs that may cause abortions and sterilization. Without relief, the Little Sisters would face millions of dollars in IRS fines....
  • Contraception Mandate v. Denver's Little Sisters of the Poor in U.S. Supreme Court

    03/23/2016 8:58:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    westword.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Michael Roberts
    Update: In 2014, we told you about a challenge to Obamacare's contraception mandate filed in Denver by Little Sisters of the Poor, an organization jointly based here and in Baltimore; we've incorporated elements of our previous coverage into this post. The Sisters lost that case, but they haven't given up their fight. Today, the matter is being heard at the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the groups that have supported the Little Sisters of the Poor is the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which describes itself as "a non-profit, public-interest legal and educational institute with a mission to protect the free...
  • Pro-Lifers Rally for Little Sisters of the Poor as They Fight Obama’s HHS Mandate at SCOTUS

    03/23/2016 8:35:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Outside the Supreme Court this morning, pro-life advocates are rallying for the Little Sisters of the Poor, who are challenging Obama’s HHS mandate today at the Supreme Court. In the next major battle in the pro-life fight against the HHS mandate, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Little Sisters of the Poor’s challenge to the Obama HHS mandate. The nation’s highest court will hear debate from attorneys representing the Catholic religious order and the Obama administration on Wednesday. The Little Sisters of the Poor are asking the nation’s highest court to ensure they do not have to comply...
  • Planned Parenthood Wants to Force These Catholic Nuns to Pay for Abortion-Causing Drugs

    03/23/2016 8:31:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business is supporting the Obama administration’s push today to force a group of Catholic nuns to pay for abortion-causing drugs in their employee health care plans. In the next major battle in the pro-life fight against the HHS mandate, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Little Sisters of the Poor’s challenge to the Obama HHS mandate. The nation’s highest court will hear debate from attorneys representing the Catholic religious order and the Obama administration on Wednesday. The Little Sisters of the Poor are asking the nation’s highest court to ensure they do not have...
  • Pope Francis Condemns "Diabolical" Attack on Missionaries of Charity in Yemen

    03/05/2016 5:37:48 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    March 5, 2016
    (Mother Teresa's missionary order) VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was “shocked and profoundly saddened” by the murder of four Missionaries of Charity and 12 other people at a home for the elderly in Aden, Yemen. Gunmen entered the building on Friday and went room to room, handcuffing victims before shooting them in the head. A message signed by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said the Holy Father “sends the assurance of his prayers for the dead and his spiritual closeness to their families and to all affected from this act of senseless and diabolical violence.” The message...
  • YEMEN: 4 Missionaries of Charity, 12 others handcuffed, shot in head at retirement home

    03/04/2016 3:15:13 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | March 4, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The practitioners of the Religion of Peace have been at it again.From FNC: Gunmen execute 16 people, including 4 nuns, in Yemen retirement homeA team of gunmen unleashed a massacre at a retirement home run by Catholic nuns in Yemen Friday, killing 16 people including four nuns, Yemeni security officials and witnesses said.The gunmen then moved from room to room, handcuffing the victims before shooting each of them in the head. A nun who survived said that she hid inside a fridge in a storeroom after hearing a Yemeni guard shouting “run, run.”Missionaries of Charity, an organization established by Mother...
  • Website provides one-stop guide to Little Sisters of the Poor case against HHS

    02/16/2016 10:49:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | February 16, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is announcing a new website specifically dedicated to explaining the Little Sisters of the Poor’s ongoing legal battle with the Obama Administration and setting the record straight on the government’s claims against the charitable Catholic order. As Live Action News has covered, the Little Sisters have been one of the most high-profile targets of the Obama Administration’s efforts to force religious groups to provide contraceptive coverage. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against them last summer, but the US Supreme Court agreed in November to hear their case, as part of a consolidated...
  • Cloistered Alaskan nuns craft baby booties for pro-life outreach

    02/15/2016 2:42:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    catholicanchor.org ^ | Feburary 2016 | Joel Davidson
    Six cloistered Catholic nuns, living nearly their entire lives praying behind the walls of an Alaska monastery, have embraced a new pro-life initiative. The Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Anchorage recently completed an inaugural batch of tiny handcrafted baby booties for a local crisis pregnancy center. The center will give the miniature shoes to women facing unexpected pregnancies. Just before Christmas, the nuns were approached with the project by a member of Catholic Men For Life, a pro-life men’s group based out of Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage. Earlier, Peter Knox and several other members of Catholic Men for Life...
  • Supreme Court Sets Date for Little Sisters of the Poor’s Challenge to Obama HHS Mandate

    01/30/2016 10:50:43 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Supreme Court has set the date for oral arguments for Little Sisters of the Poor’s challenge to the Obama HHS mandate. The nation’s highest court will hear debate from attorneys representing the Catholic religious order and the Obama administration on Wednesday, March 23 at 10 a.m. The Little Sisters of the Poor are asking the nation’s highest court to ensure they do not have to comply with Obamacare’s abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. Without relief, the Little Sisters would face millions of dollars in IRS fines...
  • Planned Parenthood Slams Speaker Ryan Inviting Catholic Nuns to SOTU. That’s “Disrespect”

    01/13/2016 12:48:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | January 13, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama is disrespecting the deeply-held religious views of the Little Sisters of the Poor by forcing them to pay for abortion-causing drugs under the HHS mandate. But the Planned Parenthood abortion business thinks what is really disrespectful is pro-life Speaker Paul Ryan inviting them to attend Obama’s State of the Union address. As LifeNews reported, Ryan hosted the very Catholic nuns Obama is attempting to force to pay for abortion drugs under the HHS mandate. The Little Sisters of the Poor are asking the nation’s highest court to ensure they do not have to comply with Obamacare’s abortion...
  • The nuns who are challenging Obamacare will attend the State of the Union

    01/12/2016 12:20:47 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Mike DeBonis
    Two members of the order of Catholic nuns waging a court battle against President Obama’s signature health-care reform law will attend his final State of the Union address Tuesday as guests of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis). The Little Sisters of Poor are challenging the health law’s requirement that group insurance plans offer contraceptive coverage at no additional cost.
  • 100 years of prayer: The Pink Sisters work in shifts to continue a nonstop prayer lasting...

    12/31/2015 10:09:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    catholic.org ^ | December 29, 2015 | Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
    FULL TITLE: 100 years of prayer: The Pink Sisters work in shifts to continue a nonstop prayer lasting over a century LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The cloistered nuns, known as the Pink Sisters, have seen their already small group dwindle in past years, leaving a second century of prayer uncertain. In an attempt to gather more members, the Pink Sisters hung a banner outside their chapel and convent to advertise daily public Masses. They have also been interviewed several times and have invited Catholic women's organizations and schools to visit. All conversations take place through the grill in...
  • Philadelphia’s Pink Sisters have prayed nonstop for 100 years

    12/28/2015 10:38:09 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12.28.2015 | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA — For more than 100 years, the cloistered nuns known as the Pink Sisters have worked in shifts to ensure nonstop prayer in Philadelphia’s Chapel of Divine Love. Now, to address their shrinking numbers and ensure their prayers continue for another century, the Roman Catholic Holy Spirit Adoration sisters have begun quietly reaching out...
  • Nuns on the Bus: Dispatches From a Papal Road Trip

    09/24/2015 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 9-24-2015 | TARA MURTHA
    When the nuns first hit the road in 2012, their mission was to collect stories of economic oppression in protest of the Paul Ryan budget — in defiant response to Pope Benedict XVI's startling decision to launch an investigation into the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group that represents more than 80 percent of religious sisters in the United States. The investigation was an outright attack on women's role in the Church and was referred to as "a crackdown on American nuns." Their alleged transgression was spending too much time on social justice issues, and promoting "certain radical...
  • How wearing religious clothing publicly can work conversions

    08/25/2015 6:47:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    veneremurcernui.wordpress.com ^ | April 30, 2014 | Tantumblogo
    Wearing religious garb publicly, whether cassock, biretta, habit, etc., was at one time a no-brainer act for all priestly and religious vocations. It was always understood to give a public witness to the Faith, and serve as a tool for evangelization. Even Hollywood has picked up on this, and invariably portrays priests and religious in traditional habits. But many in the Church have forgotten this elemental truth over the past few decades. A very handy post from Fr. Peter Carota – who you should read daily! – notes the conversion experience of one secular woman who found herself having a...
  • Court says Little Sisters can duck birth-control mandate until Supreme Court weighs in

    08/21/2015 3:15:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Tom Howell Jr.
    A federal appeals court that refused to exempt a group of nuns from Obamacare’s birth-control rules said Friday the sisters can duck the mandate and its hefty fines until the Supreme Court decides whether to take up their appeal. The Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged is among several nonprofit plaintiffs who’ve asked the justices to hear them out next term, saying the Obama administration hasn’t done enough to absolve them from providing birth control they find sinful, including morning-after pills that Catholic groups equate with abortion. “The federal government doesn’t need the Little Sisters or any...
  • Parents claim nuns are cashing in by closing Montessori preschool

    03/28/2015 10:39:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/27/2015 | By Julia Marsh
    Even Mother Teresa might have been tempted by this kind of property bonanza. A group of nuns wants to boot 55 tots from one of the city’s oldest preschools so they can cash in on the facility’s $20 million Chelsea real estate, according to a lawsuit by fuming parents. More than 50 moms and dads of kids at Nazareth Nursery Montessori claim the Sisters of St. Francis — who bought the West 15th Street facility for $5,000 in 1901 — want to sell the school’s two brick brownstones and hoard the money. “It's clear that the defendants plan to close...
  • In Showdown with American Sisters, the Vatican Blinked

    12/17/2014 6:11:17 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 12/16/14 | Phil Lawler
    After a 3-year study of American women’s religious orders, undertaken because of problems that are both grave and obvious, the Congregation for Religious has released a report that avoids direct criticism of religious orders, instead suggesting that the communities should evaluate themselves. But for Catholics who long for a genuine revival of religious life in America, today’s report should not be too disheartening. First, because we knew this was coming. Second and more important, because another Vatican inquiry, aimed specifically at the Leadership Conference for Women Religious (LCWR), is still underway. This battle isn’t over yet. When the process began,...
  • Little Sisters: Don't Let ObamaCare Stop Our Ministry

    12/10/2014 11:00:37 AM PST · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 10, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Law: If there really is a "war on women," it's being waged against a group of nuns who seek to honor their call to serve the dying poor without being compelled to provide contraception coverage to those who help them. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver heard oral arguments Monday in the lawsuit by the Little Sisters of the Poor challenging the ObamaCare abortion-inducing drug mandate that threatens religious liberty. The case of the feisty nuns challenges a bizarre "accommodation" offered by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS). Under its proposal, the Little Sisters can fill...
  • Little Sisters in court: Don't stop our ministry of serving the dying poor

    12/09/2014 10:00:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Angelus News ^ | December 9, 2014 | Mary Rezac
    Home » News » National Little Sisters in court: Don't stop our ministry of serving the dying poor By Mary Rezac December 9, 2014 - Catholic News Agency Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest_share Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services5 Mother Loraine Maguire and the Little Sisters of the Poor outside the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Credit: Mary Rezac/CNA. The Little Sisters of the Poor asked an appeals court Monday to shield them from the federal contraception mandate, saying that it threatens their 175 years of service to the poor and dying. “As...
  • Religious Nonprofits Challenge Obamacare ( Little Sisters of the Poor )

    12/08/2014 12:13:09 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 08 Dec 2014
    Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court Monday to challenge a birth-control compromise they say still compels them to violate their religious beliefs. The plaintiffs include a group of Colorado nuns and four Christian colleges in Oklahoma ... The groups are appealing to the 10th Circuit in Denver, the court that ruled last year that for-profit companies can join the exempted religious organizations and not provide the contraceptives. The U.S. Supreme Court later agreed with the 10th Circuit in the case brought by the Hobby Lobby arts-and-crafts chain. The...
  • ‘THE SISTERHOOD: BECOMING NUNS’ PORTRAYS THE ‘REALITY’ OF RELIGIOUS LIFE

    11/28/2014 10:28:21 AM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | November 27, 2014 | KATE O'HARE
    Floods of tears; ecstatic, frankly romantic visions of Jesus; low points and high drama — you’re either reading St. Therese’s autobiography “The Story of a Soul” or you’re watching “The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns.”Of course, one of these is a classic work of spirituality by a Doctor of the Church, and the other is a Lifetime reality show (premiering Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT), but they’re both the stories of emotional, expressive young women dealing with the notion of becoming a Bride of Christ.Granted, Therese would never have done anything like “twerking,” as does one of the five young...
  • Nuns and Rabbis Showing the Way

    11/23/2014 1:35:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    Everyone knows my first name. "When I'm walking down the street, people instantly know my relationship to them. And I know they're entrusted to me." A Catholic nun was talking with me about her gratitude for her calling in life. It's not every day, perhaps, that you see a nun walking down the street. Though if you were with me last week, it might have appeared the most natural thing in the world. The scene around me included Sister Antoniana navigating a cart with a slow cooker, a laptop and a large pot of tortellini soup from convent to convent,...
  • Sisters of Mercy

    10/19/2014 6:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | John Linder
    It was February 1993. I had been a Member of Congress for one month and noticed that a visit by someone from the Washington DC Presbytery was on my schedule. I expected that they saw that I was a Presbyterian and were coming to acquaint me with the Presbyterian churches in the area. I was wrong. Three ministers in clerical collars arrived. I welcomed them in to my new office and we sat around the coffee table. The white-haired gentleman opened the conversation rather bluntly. He stated his name and said, “I am responsible for the Family Leave Act and...
  • Linton Hall Military School [Book author on abusive nuns at Linton Hall Military School]

    10/10/2014 12:54:43 PM PDT · by Diogenes99 · 63 replies
    Linton Hall Military School Alumni Memories Blog ^ | THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010 | Linton Hall Cadet
    At Linton Hall Military School, a boarding school for boys ages 6 to 16, nuns supervised showers, humiliated children who accidentally wet the bed, and beat children. Fortunately, the school ceased being a military boarding school many years ago, and the principal of the school is not a nun.
  • Sisters of Charity March for Climate Change

    10/09/2014 3:43:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 30 replies
    Just Love Newsletter ^ | October, 2014 | Editor: Fr. Terrence Moran - Layout: Donna Sartor
    On Sunday, September 21, a group of Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and friends joined 400,000 other people in New York City for the People’s Climate March. The huge, hope-filled gathering was the largest political demonstration around the climate crisis in history. We marched behind the banner shown below – The Vincentian Family for Climate Justice- For the Sake of Earth-For the Sake of Those Made Poor.  Many bystanders cheered as they saw our banner - including a woman wearing the traditional nurse’s cap from St. Vincent’s hospital – modeled after the cornette of the Daughters of Charity. The...
  • New Jersey nun credited with curing boy beatified

    10/04/2014 8:17:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NEWARK, N.J. – A New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease moved a step closer to sainthood Saturday in what church officials said was the first beatification Mass held in the United States. A beatification Mass for Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, who died in 1927, was led by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Beatification is the third in a four-step process toward sainthood....
  • 'In 1976 I discovered Ebola, now I fear an unimaginable tragedy'

    10/04/2014 3:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 4, 2014 | Rafaela von Bredow and Veronika Hackenbroch, The Observer
    Peter Piot was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in Zaire.Professor Piot, as a young scientist in Antwerp, you were part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus in 1976. How did it happen? I still remember exactly. One day in September, a pilot from Sabena Airlines brought us a shiny blue Thermos and a letter from a doctor in Kinshasa in what was then Zaire. In the Thermos, he wrote, there was a blood sample from a Belgian nun who...
  • Religious conservatives opposed to Hillary Clinton

    09/28/2014 12:12:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2014 | Ken Thomas and Steve Peoples
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is the one figure uniting religious conservatives frustrated by a leaderless Republican Party that's divided over foreign policy, immigration and social issues. The prospect of another Clinton White House stirred anguish at the Values Voter Summit this weekend where hundreds of conservative activists debated the GOP's future and warned that the acknowledged but unannounced 2016 Democratic front-runner would cement what they see as President Barack Obama's attack on religious freedom....
  • Sister or Nun: What’s the Difference?

    09/24/2014 9:37:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    “Sister Timothy, are you a nun?” Well, I do wear a long brown habit and I have professed three vows of obedience, chastity, and poverty, in consecration to God forever. But am I a nun? My name is SISTER Timothy Marie. But am I a nun? Here is the answer. In a practical, everyday sense people have no hesitation about identifying me as a carmelitesheaderCatholic nun. Yet, in the technical sense of the real definition I am not. So, what am I? I have entered a consecrated life, and I am a woman religious. I am a sister. I’ll explain....
  • Ted Cruz Takes Tough Stands For Religious Liberty

    09/12/2014 4:39:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Say this for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: He routinely takes principled stands on tough issues, even if it puts him at odds with his own party. Case in point: His comments this week in support of nuns and Israel. With the White House filing a new brief signalling it intends to force Catholic Sisters to violate their religious beliefs, the Texas Republican strongly defended religious liberty. Despite its defeat in the Hobby Lobby case, the White House last Monday was back at it, filing a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado explaining a rule...
  • Three Elderly Italian Nuns Raped, Murdered In Burundi Convent

    09/08/2014 8:35:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    AFP. ^ | 08 September 2014
    Three elderly Italian nuns were sexually assaulted and murdered in twin attacks in their convent in the capital of Burundi, police said today as a hunt was launched for their killers. Police initially reported that two nuns were stabbed to death yesterday afternoon. The killer then battered one of the two with a rock, before fleeing the convent. Italian authorities named the first two killed as Olga Raschietti, 83, and Lucia Pulici, 75, both Roman Catholic nuns. But in the early hours of today morning, another nun in the same convent was killed, her body beaten and head hacked off....
  • The Great Nunquisition: Why the Vatican Is Cracking Down on Sisters

    09/01/2014 10:26:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 103 replies
    Time ^ | 31 Aug 14 | Jo Piazza
    Today's generation of nuns are progressive women, two things the Church isn't used to Nuns are an endangered species. They are dying and not being replaced. More Florida Atheist Kicked Out of City Meeting For Refusing to Stand During InvocationHate Crime Laws: What the Amish Beard Cutting Case Means for the Rest of UsBrits on Edge: Police Get Power to Seize Terror Suspect Passports NBC NewsSkiing Standoff Could Be Downhill Run for Park City NBC NewsMajor Shift: Germany to Arm Anti-ISIS Forces in Iraq NBC News If you think the news is bad now, a world without nuns would be...
  • Pro-Lifers Slam Massive Fines Obama Wants on Catholic Nuns Who Oppose HHS Mandate

    08/25/2014 7:09:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    On Friday, the Obama administration revised the HHS mandate rules — the first revision since losing to Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court. The revisions provide no relief from the mandate and essentially restate how pro-life groups, like the Little Sisters, will have to pay huge fines if the violate the mandate. The upshot of the new rules? As Arina Grossu, Director for the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, tells LifeNews, it’s “the threat of crippling fines on non-profits who stand up for their freedom of conscience.” littlesisters2Congressman Chris Smith, the top pro-life advocate in the...
  • 37 Photos that Prove that Nuns Live Boring Lives

    08/24/2014 6:55:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Catholiclink.com ^ | Garrett Johnson
    When I entered I saw what I had written. I wanted to say a word to you and the word is “joy”. Wherever there are consecrated people, seminarians, men and women religious, young people, there is joy, there is always joy! It is the joy of freshness, the joy of following Jesus; the joy that the Holy Spirit gives us, not the joy of the world. There is joy! but — where is joy born? Joy is born from the gratuitousness of an encounter! It is hearing someone say, but not necessarily with words: “You are important to me”. This...
  • 8 August 2014: Updates from the Dominican Sisters in Iraq

    08/12/2014 7:55:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends, You might be surprised that we are writing this letter so soon since you received the last one. But events are happening so quickly here shocking everybody because of its brutality and cruelty. On the night of the Feast of Transfiguration shooting started after mid-night, and continued until noon of the next day. On the morning of the sixth of June many shells fell on Karakosh. Between 8:30 and 9:00 a shell fell on a house and it killed two boys (nine and five years old) who were playing in the garden; and it also...