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Ida and the Cycles of Violence and Forgiveness

Matthew Hoh | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
Matthew Hoh

The choice of mercy, of forgiveness, is anathema to my sense of manhood and my obligation for revenge and justice; but what would come of such forgiveness, besides a rejection of cultural and institutionalized violence and loss of personal pride, if I had the courage to enact it?

The Nun From Iowa Who Brought Faith To Contemporary Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.12.2014 | Arts

American artist Corita Kent -- a celebrated designer, teacher, activist and feminist -- wore many hats. She also occasionally wore a habit. That's bec...

The 5 Worst Ways Modern People Think About Sex

Cracked | Posted 05.12.2014 | Weird News

As much as we obsess over sex, however, it seems like many people have a very awful way of looking at it, which I guess makes sense. The more people f...

Singing Priest Vs. Singing Nun: The Ultimate Catholic Smackdown (POLL)

Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion

This week, the internet was flooded with praise for Father Ray Kelly, a priest from Westmeath, Ireland, who unexpectedly burst into a soulful renditio...

In Praise of the F Word

Joan Barthel | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Joan Barthel

Still, a daughter of charity warned me, "The word can turn people off." Too many folks view feminists as a bunch of strident, humorless women alienated from anything spiritual.

Spiritual Awareness Dawns in the Vatican

Patty Kogutek | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

As a Catholic nun for seven years I saw the power of the Catholic Church in making and breaking rules, baptizing and excommunicating members, and throwing a heap of guilt on those poor souls that miss their mark of perfection.

Jury Finds 83-Year-Old Nun Guilty Of Nuclear Plant Break-In

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 07.08.2013 | Crime

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — An 83-year-old nun and two fellow protesters were convicted Wednesday of interfering with national security when they broke i...

Nuns Express Their Own Personal Style, Too

The Huffington Post | Simone Kitchens | Posted 11.05.2012 | Style

How women of the cloth display their own fashion sense.

Huge Nuclear Security Flaw Exposed By 82-Year-Old Nun

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion

The hammering on the wall of America's premier storage vault for nuclear-weapons grade uranium in pitch-darkness six weeks ago was loud enough to be h...

OMG You Were a Nun and You're Black?

Deborah Plummer | Posted 01.06.2012 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

I spent over four years researching friendship patterns of people from all ages in order to write Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations th...

Astoria Characters: The Church Lady

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Eileen Cuhaj, a plain, serious soul with a wisp of white hair and wire-rim spectacles that make her brown eyes sparkle, was raised a good Catholic girl. All these years, she has called upon her faith to sustain her.

Out Of Africa: Former Nun And CIA Agent Martha Leiker Discusses Her Life's Journey

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Africa has always been the most alluring place in the world to Martha E. Leiker, a place she dreamed about constantly. In her memoir, From Silence to ...

BAD HABIT: Nun's Rape Lie Angers Black Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Brooklyn nun has found herself in some hot holy water. Sister Mary Turcotte, whom The Daily News describes as "a member of the rogue Christian sect...

Astoria Characters: The Model Mother

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Rose Marie is a stoic woman, a no-nonsense product of the Great Depression and World War II. Yet as she talks about children, she can't stifle the slight smile that plays across her face.

Brazil Trial In US Nun Killing Delayed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

BELEM, Brazil — A Brazilian court has delayed the trial of a rancher accused of ordering the murder of U.S. nun and Amazon defender Dorothy Stan...

Weekly Pulse: Nun Excommunicated for Approving Lifesaving Abortion

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A nun in Phoenix, Arizona was excommunicated for approving a lifesaving abortion. Sister Margaret McBr...

Man Says He Was Abused By Nun

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A man says he was abused by a nun while a child - the first such accusation amid widening allegations of sexual misdeeds leveled against Austria's Roman Catholic church.

Jason Wojdyla And His Father Save Nun From Oncoming Train (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jason and John Wojdyla were doing air-conditioning work on a building overlooking the train tracks in suburban Lemont. They noticed a car trapped on t...

Sister Helen Prejean, of Dead Man Walking fame, on a Kinder Christianity (Video)

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

The nun behind Dead Man Walking, the best-selling book and movie offers a Christianity that's about mercy, compassion, forgiveness, humor. "It's all about waking up," Sister Helen says.

Exotic Dancer Turned Nun To Perform For Catholic Senior Clergy

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Italian exotic dancer has left behind the string bikinis and become a nun, reports Times Online. After leading a life filled with "sex and alcohol,...

Former Nun Tells Of Sex, Suffering Inside Indian Convent

The Independent | Andrew Buncombe in Delhi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A former nun's tell-all story which details illicit relationships, sexual harassment and bullying in the convent where she spent three decades is caus...

Nun "Attacked And Gang-Raped" By 40 Men In Anti-Christian Attacks In India

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A nun who was allegedly raped by more than 40 men during an outbreak of anti-Christian violence in India has accused local police of shielding her att...