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Bay Area Nuns Fight Human Trafficking Before Super Bowl, All Year Long

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 02.07.2016 | Impact

A group of nuns from across the Bay Area uses its platform to campaign against human trafficking. In recent months, they have increased their ed...

Cloistered Philadelphia Nuns Are Quietly Seeking To Grow Their Order

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For more than 100 years, the cloistered nuns known as the Pink Sisters have worked in shifts to ensure nonstop prayer in Phi...

Five Things an 87-Year-Old Nun Taught Me About Living Life to the Fullest

John Schlimm | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

There is a beautiful interplay between the old and the young. Lessons exchanged. Inspiration shared. Secrets and miracles handed from one to the other. This relationship is what sustains the cycle of life, and propels the world forward.

Photographer Captures One Woman's Journey To Becoming A Nun

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts

Sister Lauren has rosy cheeks and a shock of red hair. Sometimes wisps of it escape from under her white veil, which she began wearing at the age of ...

13 Powerful Women Mystics Who Helped Shape Christianity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion

The women mystics of Christianity lived courageous and often radical lives. They pushed their bodies to the extremes of survival, challenged...

Daily Meditation: Mothers Of The World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.31.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can ...

'Nuns On The Bus' To Drive Through Seven States To Greet The Pope

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.29.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Pope Francis is set to arrive in Washington on Sept. 22 by plane. The nuns are coming on a bus. But Sister Simone Campbell, once again the...

Sister Blandina Segale, Nun Who Confronted Billy the Kid, Faces First Sainthood Test

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion

An Italian-born nun who confronted Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test f...

The 'Cultural Chasm' Between American Nuns And Vatican Is Closing

Global Sisters Report | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion

 The story was first published on Global Sisters Report. The controversial investigations of U.S. women religious by the Vatican — and resu...

Ida and the Cycles of Violence and Forgiveness

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.30.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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...