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  • 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...
  • Paul Ryan invites Little Sisters of the Poor to State of the Union

    01/12/2016 10:19:38 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/12/16 | W. James Antle III
    House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Monday that he has invited two representatives of Little Sisters of the Poor to join him at President Obama's last State of the Union address Tuesday night. Little Sisters of the Poor is an order of Catholic nuns who serve the elderly poor. It's also the group that sought protection from Obamacare's mandate to offer birth control and other drugs in violation of their religious beliefs. Ryan was part of a friend-of-the-court brief filed in support of a case filed with the Supreme Court by the Sisters...
  • A Photographer Took A Photo of These Four Women Every Year Since 1975

    12/06/2015 7:05:51 PM PST · by lulu16 · 89 replies
    iDistracted ^ | July, 22 2015 | Matt
    When Nicholas Nixon took an unremarkable group shot of his wife Bebe and her three sisters in 1975, they had no way of knowing that it was the beginning of a remarkable art project. Nixon continued to replicate the original portrait every year thereafter, documenting the effect of time on the four women. This is a selection of some of those amazing photos.
  • Little Sisters of the Poor vs. Government Almighty

    11/16/2015 3:25:58 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/16/2015 | David Catron
    The Supreme Court decision to hear Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell means that another group of Christians bedeviled by Beltway bureaucrats must beg permission from nine unelected government officials to practice their faith unmolested. This is not about women’s health or reproductive rights. It is just another battle in the war on religious liberty waged by various manifestations of the state for two millennia. Whether it is President Obama ordering his HHS secretary to bring intransigent nuns to heel or the Emperor Trajan advising a provincial governor on the proper punishment of unrepentant Christians, it is all about...
  • Pope makes unscheduled visit to Little Sisters of the Poor

    09/23/2015 7:11:35 PM PDT · by pbear8 · 87 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 23, 2015 | Charlotte Rousselle
    Nice move, subtle.
  • 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...
  • 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 Peoples 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 nurses cap from St. Vincents hospital modeled after the cornette of the Daughters of Charity. The...
  • Sister or Nun: Whats 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. Ill explain....
  • Do Franciscan Sisters have Bridal Showers

    08/06/2014 11:55:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    It is tradition among the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. The night before perpetual profession theres a Bride of Christ Shower (simple, yet festive reception) for the Sister(s) professing perpetual vows. Candles and lights helped create a warm atmosphere of joyful sharing on Sister Pamela Catherines August 1, 2014 party. Franciscan Bridal Shower BrideWho comes? The party is planned by those Sisters in Temporary Vows. Sisters on our General Administration are invited along with any Sisters who served as a support community for the Sister Pamela Catherine or for the Sisters in Temporary Profession that summer.
  • For some clergy, legal abortion is a basic right

    04/23/2004 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies · 366+ views
    Sister Donna Quinn, a Palos Hills resident, attended the last two and is flying to this one with four other nuns. Rev. Nan Conser, a retired United Church of Christ minister in Golf, never went before but is going with a group of 10 clergy and lay people. Rev. Larry Greenfield, an American Baptist minister who leads Hyde Park Union Church, couldn't make it last time, but said he wouldn't miss this one for anything.
  • ANOTHER WAY TO BEAUTIFY THE CHURCH or 10 REASONS NUNS SHOULD WEAR HABITS (Warning-graphic images)

    05/17/2012 5:49:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 99 replies
    EsposedApostasy.blogspot.com ^ | 2012 | Keyser Soze
    ANOTHER WAY TO BEAUTIFY THE CHURCH or 10 REASONS NUNS SHOULD WEAR HABITS Behold the Dominican nuns pictured above. We cannot see their faces, but we are instantly attracted to and fascinated by them. And we all know why. IT'S THE HABITS.Nuns wearing habits are beautiful, enchanting and wonderful. They are a bold rebuke to a corrupt society hypnotized by its own vanity. They are a mystery. Those habits are an invitation to God. They preach to us. They say, "I have something deeper that gives my life meaning and I don't need or want all that other stuff."And...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Protects Little Sisters of the Poor (win injunction against HHS mandate)

    01/25/2014 3:16:31 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Becket Fund ^ | January 24, 2014
    For Immediate Release: January 24, 2014Media Contact: Emily Hardman, ehardman@becketfund.org, 202.349.7224Washington, D.C. – Today the Little Sisters of the Poor received an injunction from the Supreme Court protecting them from the controversial HHS mandate while their case is before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. The injunction means that the Little Sisters will not be forced to sign and deliver the controversial government forms authorizing and instructing their benefits administrator to provide contraceptives, sterilization, and drugs and devices that may cause early abortions (see video). The Court’s order also provides protection to more than 400 other Catholic organizations that receive...
  • No real cooperation from women's religious group, author says

    08/25/2013 2:02:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | August 24, 2013 | Michelle Bauman
    Sr. Florence Deacon, OSF, outgoing president of the LCWR. Credit: Lisa Johnston for CNA. South Bend, Ind., Aug 24, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite a shift in tone, virtually no progress has been made toward the Vatican's goals for the reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, says an author who has closely followed the group. Group members “are making an effort to be more conciliatory, at least verbally,” said Ann Carey, author of the 1997 book “Sisters in Crisis: The Tragic Unraveling of Women's Religious Communities” and the newly-released “Sisters in Crisis Revisited: From Unraveling to...
  • 6 sisters, relative accused of stealing wallets, thousands of dollars in Louisville

    01/23/2013 11:58:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    WTAE ^ | January 22, 2013 | Jessica Oh
    A group of sisters is accused of committing brazen crimes, and it was all caught on camera. St. Matthews police said the Jefferson family stole wallets from hospitals and doctor's offices. Police said the string of thefts has been going on for the past few months. They were able to arrest one of those sisters, Lashonda Jefferson, Tuesday. Now, they're looking for her siblings. Detectives said the Jeffersons made theft a family business. "Keeping it in the family like this is probably pretty rare, but they're all family members," said St. Matthews police Detective Tony Ford. Police said the sisters...
  • The religious life beckons to the chosen few (Catholic Caucus)

    04/14/2007 9:52:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 521+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 04.12.07 | PAUL BRUBAKER
    At 30 years old, Sister Danielle Gonzalez is the youngest of 19 nuns at the community of Mary Help of Christians Academy in North Haledon. No lightning-bolt moment brought Danielle Gonzalez to the convent at St. Joseph's Provincial Center, just a gentle and consistent call that only she could hear. Gonzalez, 30, who grew up in Pequannock, was a senior at the College of New Jersey who enjoyed wearing Jones New York suits by day and dancing at clubs with friends by night. She earned a black belt in karate before the idea of becoming a nun ever entered...
  • Madison State Journal: Bp. Morlino cracks down on loony nuns (ACTION ITEM!) UPDATED

    12/12/2012 2:32:36 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | December 11, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The State Journal of Madison has a breathy article about a recent move by His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino. Bishop Robert Morlino cracks down on Madison nuns for espousing ‘New Ageism’ and ‘indifferentism’ Morlino sent a memo to the priests of the diocese of Madison not to allow some loony nuns and a couple of their acolytes to have workshops, do spiritual direction, etc., at their parishes or other diocesan institutions. The memo was, of course, leaked to the press as the chancery mandarins knew it would be… or should have known.The women, who are connected to an...
  • Nuns Supporting Obama? Social Responsibility is 'Part of Pro-Life Stance,' They Say

    09/12/2012 7:33:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2012 | Brittney R. Villalva
    Nuns wearing the expected black and white habits and sitting backstage of the Republican National Convention are not the only ones who have taken a political stance. A second group, supported by Sister Simone Campbell during the Democratic National Convention, have taken their own stand and are speaking out for social responsibility. The Catholic Church has found itself in the midst of a boxing match as it struggles to gain political advantage. And this time, the group leading the fight is not composed of bishops and priests, but women who are ready to speak their mind. In one corner you...
  • Analysis of NPRs interview of LCWR Pres. Sr. Pat Farrell: like a 7-y/os manipulative obfuscation

    07/18/2012 3:35:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 17, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Sr. Pat Farrell of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (a subsidiary of the Magisterium of Nuns) did an interview with the liberal-leaning National Public Radio. Carl Olson of Catholic World Report deftly dissected Sister’s interview. Let’s see the first part with my emphases and comments.[Don't forget: The LCWR's leadership claim that, since they are not clerics, women religious don't have to stand up for Magisterial teachings in their apostolates. Therefore, they think they can blur and be silent about important moral and doctrinal issues and align themselves through that blurring and silence with a secular feminist agenda or with...
  • (Dissenting) Nuns start tour protesting Republican budget plan

    06/18/2012 2:02:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    WDRB ^ | June 1, 2012 | DAVID PITT
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A group of Roman Catholic nuns began a nine-state bus tour protesting proposed federal budget cuts Monday, saying they weren't trying to flout recent Vatican criticisms of socially active nuns but felt called to show how Republican policies are affecting low-income families.</p>
  • BUSTED: 4 Nuns Signed Scott Walker Recall Petition Twice!

    06/06/2012 4:11:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies
    That will be 10 “Hail Marys”! Now go and cheat no more! Sister Leane Herda (School Sisters of St Francis) signed on 11/19/11 View Petition and on 12/7/11 View PetitionSister Brenda Walsh (Racine Dominican Sisters) signed on 11/30/11 View Petition and on 12/15/11 View Petition Sister Alessandra Kubasta (Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters) signed on 11/29/11 View Petition and on 12/14/11 View Petition Sister Marie Gerard Donovan (Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters) signed on 11/27/11 View Petition and on 12/14/11 View Petition