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The Vatican Vs. The Nuns: 3 Takeaways From Tuesday's Report

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The moment was more “Kumbaya” than “Come to Jesus” on Tuesday (Dec. 16) as the Vatican released the much-anticipated results of an inves...

Vatican Ends Six-Year Investigation On U.S. Nuns

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican ended a six-year inquiry into U.S. nuns with a report designed to bury their differences and celebrate their contributi...

Apostolic Visitation Report Suggests Challenges, Hope for Nuns

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The church's challenge now is to deal with the hurt that erupted when the church's call for visitations seemed to disregard what tens of thousands of nuns accomplished both in the past and today.

U.S. Nuns On The Decline As Fewer Women Take Up Religious Orders

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A new report shows that Catholic sisters in the U.S. face a more serious challenge to their existence than the Vatican-led investigation of the ...

What It Means to Be 'A Nun on the Bus'

Sr. Simone Campbell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Sr. Simone Campbell

We come with our faith and welcome all who want to join us in the quest for justice. You don't have to be a Catholic or a Sister. All are welcome to join us to create community in our hungry world.

Cardinal Addresses Standoff Between U.S. Nuns And Vatican

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 05.21.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A senior Vatican official on Tuesday (May 20) tried to defuse the damaging rift between the Vatican and U.S. nuns after a recent re...

Cardinal Kasper, 'Pope's Theologian,' Downplays Vatican Crackdown On U.S. Nuns

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The German cardinal who has been called the “pope’s theologian” said fresh Vatican criticism of American nuns was typical of the ...

Nuns 'Maintain Hope' In Conversation With Hierachy

Religion News Service | Mark I. Pinksy | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion

ORLANDO, Fla. (RNS) U.S. Catholic nuns — accused by Rome of “radical feminism” for advocating social justice at the expense of issues such as ab...

From Vashti And Esther To Women Of The Wall And U.S. Nuns

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 04.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

This year on Purim, let us celebrate the courage to defy authority, to affirm and defend whoever are the "strangers" in our midst and whoever has been excluded from dignity and empowerment.


Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Linda Kenney Baden

I was raised Roman Catholic -- a product of Catholic school education through Grades 1-12, taught by the nuns, Sisters of Mercy. I regret that in the past I never understood their real value. I do now.

In Praise Of Courageous Nuns Facing The Vatican Crackdown

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.05.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

It has been a rough spring for American nuns. They've been thinking unapproved thoughts and talking out of turn, and the male hierarchy of the church is not happy. And they are doing something about it.

Nuns Gone Wild? Why The Vatican Is Cracking Down On The Catholic Sisters

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion

* Vatican aims to rein in conference of Catholic nuns * Differences over ordination of women, ministry to gays * Some U....

Tweets to #WhatSistersMeanToMe Rally Support For Embattled Nuns

Posted 04.19.2012 | Religion

With his opening tweets, the immensely popular Jesuit priest Rev. James Martin, SJ started his drive to remember how much Catholics (and non-Catholics...

Vatican Investigating American Nuns; Dan Brown to "Write" Novel About It

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

The fact that the investigation around which his new novel will be based has not yet taken place did not seem to faze Dan Brown.

U.S. Nuns Facing Vatican Scrutiny | LAURIE GOODSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Vatican is quietly conducting two sweeping investigations of American nuns, a development that has startled and dismayed nuns who fear they are th...