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  • 'Nuns on the Bus' take off from Jersey City to campaign for immigration reform

    05/29/2013 4:56:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | May 29 , 2013
    A busload of nuns will be road warriors for the next three weeks as they take their campaign to achieve comprehensive immigration reform on the road. Nuns on the Bus, a project of the national Catholic social justice lobby Network, kicked off their 40-city, 6,500-mile bus ride at Liberty State Park in Jersey City this morning. The tour ends at San Francisco's Angel Island, the Ellis Island of the west coast. Sister Simone Campbell of Washington, D.C., one of the leaders of the group, said the immigration project has "taken on a life of its own." Last year, the group...
  • 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...
  • Sister Brigid McDonald calls Vatican's reprimand of U.S. nuns group a 'misuse of power

    05/06/2012 1:27:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies
    MinnPost ^ | May 4, 2012 | Beth Hawkins
    MinnPost photo by Bill Kelley Sister Brigid McDonald on Pope Benedict XVI: "I can't even begin to imagine what he could say or do that would change religious women's beliefs." As a rule, Sister Brigid McDonald tries not to pay too much attention to papal pronouncements, but Pope Benedict XVI’s recent decision to rein in American nuns, found by a Vatican investigation to harbor “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith,” caught her attention.Last month, Benedict announced that a four-year Vatican investigation had found the Leadership Conference of Women Religious has challenged church teaching on homosexuality, the ordination...
  • American Nuns Honor Pro-Abortion Cokie Roberts as Vatican Investigation Continues

    08/14/2009 6:56:02 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 31 replies · 1,251+ views
    Lifesitenews ^ | August 13, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    While American Catholic nuns continue to undergo scrutiny from a Vatican investigation, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) invited Cokie Roberts, a political commentator who has criticized the Church's prohibition against abortion, contraception, and homosexuality, as the keynote speaker for their annual meeting this week. Another Catholic group, Supporting Our Aging Religious (SOAR), has announced it will host a dinner in honor of Roberts and her husband Steve in November of this year. New Orleans native Cokie Roberts spoke at the LCWR summit in the same city Tuesday, according to a Times-Picayune report. Cokie Roberts, a Roman Catholic, is...