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  • ‘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 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...
  • 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....
  • 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 there’s 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 Catherine’s 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 NPR’s interview of LCWR Pres. Sr. Pat Farrell: like a 7-y/o’s 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
  • The Vatican and the Sisters

    04/24/2012 8:22:47 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/23/2012 | George Weigel
    In Chariots of Fire, two of the elders of Cambridge University invite the young Jewish runner Harold Abrahams to a formal, black-tie luncheon, during which they try to dissuade the upstart undergraduate from using a professional trainer to prepare for the forthcoming Paris Olympics. Abrahams declines to follow Oxbridge athletic orthodoxy and leaves in something of a huff. The Master of Trinity (brilliantly played by John Gielgud) sighs and says to the Master of Caius, “Another God, another mountaintop.” It’s a scene worth keeping in mind when parsing the recent Vatican decision to take into a form of ecclesiastical receivership...
  • Residents outraged as massive ‘Porno Palace’ opens next to convent

    03/15/2012 3:33:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/15/2012 | John-Henry Westen
    CHICAGO, IL March 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On behalf of local residents and the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, Thomas More Society attorneys demanded that the Village of Stone Park, Illinois, put a halt to construction of a three-million dollar strip club, “Get It,” located several feet from the property line of the Sisters’ convent. “For over 60 years, the Sisters of St. Charles have devoted their lives to teaching the children of Stone Park – service for which they’re now being repaid with a ‘porno palace’ towering over their convent,” said Peter Breen, executive director of the Thomas...
  • Sisters Say Man Who Shot Their Brother Should Have Called Police Instead

    10/25/2011 6:12:51 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 29 replies
    kstp ^ | 10-24-11 | tim sherno
    Evanovich's sisters say they know what their brother was doing was wrong, but they say the police should have handled the response because they’re trained to deal with crimes in progress. Johnita Beal says the witness should have dialed 911, "Police could have been easily contacted, easily, and my brother would have been behind bars, or something like that, but no, he's gone now."
  • Sisters suing to get Social Security numbers (Never got 'em at birth)

    08/04/2011 10:17:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    WKYT ^ | 8/04/11
    Sisters suing to get Social Security numbersThe sisters, who live in Laurel County, say their parents never sought birth certificates, vaccination records, or Social Security numbers for them. Posted: 11:04 AM Aug 4, 2011 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Raechel Colleen Schultz and her sister, Stephanie Marie Schultz, are looking for recognition by the government. The two women, who live in rural Lily, Ky., were born at home. They were home-schooled and their parents never sought birth certificates, vaccination records or Social Security numbers for them. Now, 29-year-old Raechel and 23-year-old Stephanie have sued the Social Security Administration in an effort...
  • CARA Reports on Religious Life Confirm Tradition [Catholic Caucus]

    02/18/2011 8:02:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington.org ^ | February 17, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    CARA Reports on Religious Life Confirm TraditionBy: Msgr. Charles Pope On February 2 the National Conference of Catholic Bishops released a report on Religious life. The study was conducted by the very reputable Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).The Bishops’ report is interesting and informative for what it says, but also has puzzling omissions in the topics covered, which seem to amount to ignoring the “elephant in the room.”  The “elephant” is the rather obvious fact that religious communities that preserve traditional elements such as the habit, common prayer, communal life, focused apostolates and strong affirmation of...
  • French Benedictine Sisters Storm the UK Charts

    12/13/2010 11:02:08 PM PST · by 0beron · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/14/2010 | Tancred
    French Benedictine Sisters Top Pop Charts in UK New Gregorian-CD of Benedictines from Avignon is on the English Top 15 List -- The Gregorian Choir Speaks "to the Soul". Paris (kath.net) The French Benedictines of Notre Dame de l'Annonciation of Avignon have made a CD with their Gregorian songs and have stormed the UK Top 15 of the British charts. The album reflects with the songs to profession of the withdrawn lives of the Sisters: "The Gregorian Choir helps us to draw completely close to the Lord God. He doesn't speak to the senses, rather to the soul", explained a...
  • Secrets of the Habit – A ... Video and Reflection on the Wearing of the Habit [Catholic Caucus}

    12/11/2010 8:23:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 10, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Secrets of the Habit – A Fascinating Video and Reflection on the Wearing of the HabitBy: Msgr. Charles Pope  The video at the bottom of this post is a fascinating little exploration of the traditional habit of Religious Sisters. The video does not make it clear as  to what Order the Habit belonged. There are many things I learned about a habit I never knew. Things like hidden “saddle bag” pockets, opening crucifixes, symbolism in the pleats, and the purpose of the outer veil. I hope you’ll take time an view a fascinating video.Sadly,  the sister who recounts the hidden...
  • Probably Bad News: Ironic Fail

    06/24/2010 11:46:18 AM PDT · by JRios1968 · 33 replies · 3+ views
    What happened to the cheese?
  • The Myth of the Held-Back Catholic Women

    04/10/2010 10:45:26 AM PDT · by Desdemona · 6 replies · 284+ views
    The Anchoress - A First Things Blog ^ | April 9, 2010 | Elizabeth Scalia
    Politics is opportunistic; in the wake of the last three weeks unending coverage of the decades-old scandals in the Catholic church, Lisa Miller of Newsweek has decided that this is the time to push for the feminist interests.
  • The Sisters of the Visitation Celebrate 400 Years

    03/19/2010 8:11:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 130+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 19, 2010 | Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur
    The Sisters of the Visitation were the fruit of the spiritual relationship between two great saints – St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane Frances de Chantal. In 1601, Jane was a twenty-eight year old widow and mother of four small children. She took a vow of chastity and began a search for a spiritual director. In 1604, she met St. Francis de Sales. They became lifelong spiritual friends. He shared with her his dream of beginning a religious order for women. It would be different from other orders in that poor health or advanced age would not be a...
  • On the importance of seeking knowledge

    01/18/2010 5:06:29 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 553+ views
    RevolutionMuslim.com ^ | Monday, 18 January 2010 14:06 | posted by "YounusAbdullahMuhammad"
    "On the importance of seeking knowledge" Monday, 18 January 2010 14:06 YounusAbdullahMuhammad SNIPPET: "This is a post from a new author here at RevolutionMuslim.com. Her name is Qismah bint Faisal. She was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, is currently a second year university student majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology and reports that..."" Quote - Snippet: SNIPPET: "Thus, the only solution that will remedy this ailment is a return back to the authentic teachings of islam. Culture must be expelled if it conflicts with islam. As one sister summed it up ever so bluntly, " If your culture goes against...
  • Dad would be proud: Orbaum triplets serving in IAF (Identical girls in Israeli Air Force)

    12/09/2009 5:20:10 PM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 34 replies · 1,930+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 9, 2009 | Yaakov Katz
    "The concept of 'one for all and all for one' can get pretty absurd," the late Jerusalem Post staffer and columnist Sam Orbaum wrote about his identical triplet daughters 14 years ago. Orbaum, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 46, went on in the column, entitled "The threeness of it all," to describe life as a father of identical triplets. Not only did he sometimes mix them up, Orbaum wrote in his well-known wry, comic style, but he was also constantly impressed by their tight bond - when for example they stood up for one another in...
  • “Religious” Sisters not liking Vatican Scrutiny, Go Figure!

    08/09/2009 2:27:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 860+ views
    BlackCordelias ^ | August 9, 2009
    The uncloistered sisters are being checked out and they don’t like it. While I’ve only met a few religious sisters, based on my interactions with one of them, her lack of orthodoxy in word and deed, I’m not surprised these women are worried. My guess is that the sisters who wear habits are more orthodox than these folks.In this article, the Church is characterized as misogynistic and distrustful of religious sisters not under direct, ecclesiastic control; my understanding is that the orders are authorized by a Bishop to begin with and said Bishop has control. What am I missing...
  • Religious Orders of Sisters with Habits are Growing

    05/27/2009 9:39:58 AM PDT · by magdalen · 17 replies · 795+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | May 27, 2009 | Magdalene
    http://www.catholicnews.com/data/briefs/cns/20090526.htm#head6 Book says young women attracted to orders whose members wear habits DENVER (CNS) -- While the last 40 years have seen an overall drop in the numbers of women entering religious life, a new book released by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious says orders that are more visibly countercultural seem to be flourishing. The council represents the superiors of more than 100 religious communities of sisters whose members wear an identifiable religious habit. A canonically approved organization founded in 1992 to promote religious life in the United States, the council notes that the average age of...
  • Face of Defense: Sisters Serve Together in Baghdad

    05/05/2009 5:54:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 500+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Pfc. Jasmine N. Walthall, USA
    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq, May 5, 2009 – Some soldiers turn to friends within their unit for the support they need during a deployment. Others are lucky enough to have a family member serving with them. Army Staff Sgt. Melodie A. Hunt, left, and her sister, Army Pfc. Mallorie A. Hunt share a moment during their lunch time. The Hunt sisters are deployed to Baghdad. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jasmine N. Walthall   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Staff Sgt. Melodie A. Hunt and Army Pfc. Mallorie A. Hunt, Lumberton N.C. natives, are sisters who are currently...
  • Beyond the veil: Debate continues on why number of nuns is declining

    01/11/2009 5:39:55 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 824+ views
    CNS ^ | January 9, 2008 | Cindy Wooden
    Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia greet each other after a Mass at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tenn., in this 2007 file photo. Though the Nashville order is growing, the debate continues on why there has been a 50-year decline in the number of women religious worldwide. (CNS/Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register) By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Statistics leave no doubt that the number of women religious has dropped sharply over the last 50 years, but there is an ongoing debate over the reasons for the decline. The question surfaced recently when L'Osservatore Romano,...
  • The "Walking Sisters" walk away from their historic home

    12/17/2008 1:40:26 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 872+ views
    Deacon's Bench ^ | December 17, 2008 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Sad news from the pages of this morning's New York Times: Behind the red-brick walls encircling the Convent of Mercy in Brooklyn, generations of nuns have taught the illiterate, sheltered the homeless and raised orphans. They are known as the Walking Sisters, ministering in the community as well as inside their convent. Now, after 146 years, it is time for the small band of sisters, most of them retired, to walk away from the convent. The leadership of their order, the Sisters of Mercy, decided to shutter the place and scatter the sisters to other homes and nursing facilities after...
  • Welcome Home! Anglo-Catholic Sisters on the Road to Rome [Ecumenical]

    07/18/2008 10:23:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 354+ views
    Black Cordelias ^ | July 18, 2008
    According to a friend, among the Anglicans now considering a corporate leap to Rome is a group of religious sisters called the All Saints Sisters of the Poor, who are located near Catonsville, Mayland about 10 miles from Baltimore.Their website introduction is refreshingly simple and straightforward:All Saints is a traditional Community desiring to uphold orthodox Christian faith and morality and to support the Apostolic tradition in ministry and practice. We are united by our common commitment to the One Lord Jesus Christ, and by the desire to live for Him. With that unity, and made possible by it, there...
  • A Heartwarming Tale of Victory and Empowerment

    06/21/2008 10:11:01 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 20 replies · 98+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 6/20/2008 | see-dubya
    If this picture of a U.S. Marine training an Iraqi woman to shoot doesn’t warm your heart, you’re not a real conservative:
  • DNA Reveals Sister Power In Ancient Greece

    06/02/2008 7:58:25 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 614+ views
    The University Of Manchester ^ | 6-2-2008 | The University Of Manchester
    DNA reveals sister power in Ancient Greece 02 Jun 2008 University of Manchester researchers have revealed how women, as well as men, held positions of power in ancient Greece by right of birth. Women were thought to have had little power in ancient Greece, unless they married a powerful man and were able to influence him. But a team of researchers testing ancient DNA from a high status, male-dominated cemetery at Mycenae in Greece believe they have identified a brother and sister buried together in a richly endowed grave, suggesting that she had as much power as him. The team,...
  • New Congregation of Maronite Sisters To Be Founded in Eparchy (First in U.S.) (Catholic Caucus)

    05/31/2008 5:17:15 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 123+ views
    The Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn takes the historic step this June of establishing the first congregation of active religious sisters of the Maronite Church within the United States. Called the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light, these sisters will assist parish priests throughout the eparchy in a variety of pastoral work, ranging from directing religious education programs, to working with families, youth, and the elderly. Statement from Bishop Gregory J. Mansour The contribution made by consecrated women in the Church is beyond measure. The Maronite Church is no exception. The time has come for the Eparchy of Saint...
  • America Supports You: Soldier Finds Ties to Past Support in Story

    03/25/2008 4:59:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 156+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2008 – In 1967, Robert Hutchinson was a young soldier serving in the jungles of Vietnam. He was concerned that the men in his unit weren’t getting enough mail from home. Members of 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, pose for a photo while serving in Vietnam. They were part of the unit adopted by San Mateo, Calif., in 1968. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Sgt. Joe Artavia’s letter home to his sister, Linda Patterson, asking her to find a city to adopt his unit made a...
  • Sisters of Fallujah help to protect city

    03/03/2008 6:01:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 84+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Nathaniel C. LeBlanc, USMC
    Marine Corps News Sisters of Fallujah help to protect city March 2, 2008; Submitted on: 03/02/2008 11:32:56 AM ; Story ID#: 200832113256 By Sgt. Nathaniel C. LeBlanc, 1st Marine Division A Sister of Fallujah, searches a woman’s bag of canned tomatoes at Entry Control Point 1 in Fallujah, Iraq. She searches every woman, child and their belonging at the ECP before entering the city; looking for any suspicious items that could be harmful to the public such as bomb-making material. A Sister of Fallujah, searches a woman’s purse at Entry Control Point 1 in Fallujah, Iraq. She searches every...
  • EWTN TV and radio host (convert from Judaism) announces formation of new religious community

    02/15/2008 9:48:18 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 273+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | February 15, 2008
    SACRAMENTO, CA (CNS) - Rosalind Moss, an author who is an Eternal Word Television Network TV host and one of the network's radio hosts, announced Feb. 13 that she is starting a new community of sisters in the Archdiocese of St. Louis with the permission of Archbishop Raymond L. Burke. The new group will be called the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope, she told an audience of more than 200 at the Catholic Breakfast Club of Sacramento. Moss, 65, said she hopes to move to St. Louis within a few months, intends to fulfill as many of her...
  • Two experienced St. Joe's physicians are also Sisters of Charity

    07/28/2007 2:19:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 305+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 06.30.07 | DIANE HAINES
    Dr. Eileen Clifford, left, with her patient Mary Ferraro at the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson. Eileen M. Clifford was twice denied admission to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey -- so she started medical school in Mexico.  Now at 67, she is director of care management for St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson and Wayne, and an internist in private practice in Fair Lawn. Clifford, who lives in Clifton, is also a Sister of Charity who started her career wearing a habit and performing nursing duties at St. Joseph's Hospital.   Much has...
  • Twin Sisters Help Promote, Support Brother in Iraq

    08/17/2007 4:36:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 317+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Mike Alberts, USA
    KIRKUK, Iraq, Aug. 17, 2007 – Twin sisters and fellow Army Spcs. Sarah and Angela Andrews helped promote their brother, Ryan McCarty, to sergeant here earlier this month. Ryan McCarty (right), of 2nd Squadron, 6th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, gets pinned with sergeant rank by his twin sisters, Spcs. Sarah (center) and Angela Andrews (left), both soldiers with 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, at Forward Operating Base Warrior, in Kirkuk, Iraq, Aug. 10. McCarty’s sisters traveled from Forward Operating Base Warhorse, in Baqubah, for the event and brief family reunion. Photo by Sgt. Mike Alberts, USA  (Click...
  • EWTN - 'Life on The Rock' - July 19, 2007: CFR Sisters from New York

    07/19/2007 10:31:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 414+ views
    EWTN ^ | July 19, 2007
    Fr. Francis Mary welcomes the The Community of Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal was Established in 1988 under the auspices of John Cardinal O’Connor of New York, with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR, as Founding Father. The aim of the Community is to live the Gospel values in simplicity according to the ideals of Saint Francis as handed on by the Capuchin tradition. The spiritual values uniting the sisters are personal and communal commitment to Jesus Christ through contemplative and liturgical prayer (daily Mass and Divine Office), daily Eucharistic adoration, Fridays as a special day of prayer, a time set...
  • Band of Sisters Plays Key Role in Iraq Security

    05/18/2007 5:24:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 380+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Petty Officer 2nd Class Judith Owen
    Band of Sisters Plays Key Role in Iraq Security Female Seabees volunteer to help with searches. By Petty Officer 2nd Class Judith OwenNaval Mobile Construction Battalion 28 Public Affairs CAMP AL ASAD, Iraq, May 18, 2007 — Three women from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 28 took the Navy in a new direction in the war on terrorism when, on May 3, they returned to Camp Al Asad, Iraq, as the first Seabees trained in a Marine Corps program called Lioness. "These women have volunteered to execute this difficult mission because they recognize the importance of what the Lioness program...
  • Sisters hope to help woman who lost home

    04/08/2007 7:22:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 181+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — When 10-year-old Katrina Tillman-Neff learned that her “adopted” Grandma Winnie’s manufactured home had burned down in Whetstone on March 30, she was distressed. So was her sister, Aryanna Hiatt-Neff, who is just 7. The girls are students at Town & Country Elementary School, and both wanted to do something to help Winnabel Sinz, 70, a dear family friend who escaped unharmed but lost everything in the blaze. When Katrina told her fourth-grade teacher, Patricia Stickler, what had happened and how badly she felt for Grandma Winnie, an idea just seemed to pop. So on Friday beginning at...
  • Hot Dog Mailed Between Sisters for 54 Years

    01/11/2007 1:08:54 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 36 replies · 1,377+ views
    WLTX Columbia, SC ^ | 1/11/2007 | WLTX Columbia, SC
    (Keenesburg, Co.) - Flora Zimbelman says it all started 54 years ago when she put an uncooked hot dog in her sister’s suitcase. "I don’t know what made me do it. The devil I guess," she said. Flora’s sister, Rose, found the hot dog when she opened the suitcase back up in Idaho, where she lived at the time. "She mailed it back to me telling me to keep my garbage at home," said Flora. The game was on. In the years that followed, Flora would find a way to sneak the hot dog back into Rose's life. And Rose...
  • Upkeep, aging challenge dwindling order

    01/08/2007 7:11:05 PM PST · by AlaninSA · 7 replies · 366+ views
    Arizona Star ^ | 1/8/2007 | Stephanie Innes
    One woman donated her sewing skills. A local electrician gave manpower. A group of musicians offered up a concert. Since learning of the financial concerns of the nuns who occupy the 66-year-old Benedictine Monastery in Midtown, support has come from all over Tucson. The deeply humble nuns, who aren't accustomed to seeking assistance, or even passing a collection plate at their services, have successfully forayed into fundraising the past year, too. "Somehow God is working by putting all these people in our lives," said Sister Lupita Barajas, prioress of the rose-colored monastery at 800 N. Country Club Road, home to...
  • Big Brothers, Sisters visit Eielson fighter squadron Tissues may be needed)

    10/06/2006 6:16:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 439+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Senior Airman Justin Weaver
    10/6/2006 - EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFPN) -- Eighteen children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Fairbanks, Alaska, met Airmen from the 355th Fighter Squadron and received an up close and personal look at an A-10 Thunderbolt II when they visited here Sept. 30. "The 355th FS not only wanted to help (Big Brothers Big Sisters) in that regard, but they also wanted to honor the 'Bigs' for their dedication and time they give to these children, the community, and quite honestly, the nation," said Lt. Col. Quentin Rideout, 355th FS commander. Once at the squadron, the Big...
  • Sisters Blew Whistle on Katrina Claims

    08/26/2006 2:40:15 PM PDT · by khnyny · 56 replies · 2,625+ views
    Associated Press (appears on Yahoo) ^ | August 26, 2006 | Michael Kunzelman
    Who are the moles? The question was like a parlor game for employees of State Farm Insurance Co. after Hurricane Katrina, one they nervously played during coffee breaks or in the parking lot after work. Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, a prominent lawyer of tobacco litigation fame, created a stir by announcing in March that two "insiders" were helping him build cases against insurers for denying claims for Hurricane Katrina losses. Their identities remained a mystery until the day in early June when Cori and Kerri Rigsby — employees of a company that contracted with State Farm — told a supervisor they...
  • Twin Sisters Embrace Deployment in Iraq

    08/25/2006 6:06:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 550+ views
    Defense News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Roach
    AL ASAD, Iraq, Aug. 25, 2006 -- When two sisters from Jefferson, Ga., walked into a Marine Corps recruiting station and decided to join, they had no idea the entire experience of a four-year enlistment would be spent together. Cpls. Leenorta and Renorta Washington are electrical equipment repair specialists with the Utilities Platoon of Marine Wing Support Squadron 274, Marine Wing Support Group 37 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and have not been separated once since leaving home for recruit training. “We joined the Delayed Entry Program on the same day,” said Renorta. “We worked to get into the...
  • Marine saves sister's life, twice

    07/20/2006 4:39:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 411+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Paul Kane
    NEW YORK (July 18, 2006) -- Laura Landro has the Marines in her blood, literally. Landro was told by her doctors that she had developed leukemia and had little more than two years to live. The cancer specialists told her that only one thing could save her life. If she could defy the odds, find a suitable match with another person’s genetic composition, and receive a bone marrow transplant, she would live. The odds were slim and time was not on her side. "Leukemia is a formidable cancer,” said Landro from her office at the Wall Street Journal in N.Y....