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Vatican Crackdown on Nuns

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.

American Nuns Reject Vatican Takeover

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Religion

ST. LOUIS (RNS) American nuns facing a Vatican takeover of their leadership organization on Friday (Aug. 10) rejected Rome's plans to recast the group...

Nuns Gather To Plot Response To Vatican Crackdown

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.10.2012 | Religion

ST. LOUIS (RNS) As hundreds of nuns met here on Wednesday (Aug. 8) to begin crafting an answer to Vatican demands that their leaders toe the line on o...

Do The American Nuns Have A Future?

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Religion

ST. LOUIS (RNS) Catholic sisters gathered here for their annual assembly on Thursday (Aug. 9) intensified discussions aimed at thwarting a Vatican tak...

Legacy Of Vatican II At Heart Of Dispute Between Vatican, American Nuns

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Kim Lawton | Posted 08.08.2012 | Religion

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (RNS) Fifty years after Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council to modernize the Roman Catholic Church, the legacy of tha...

Vatican Showdown The Latest Chapter In 'Radical Feminist' Catholic Sister's Dramatic Life

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.03.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Though she is at the center of one of the biggest crises in the Catholic Church today, Sister Pat Farrell is loath to talk about herself, and ce...

Why And How I Remain Catholic

Deborah Plummer | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Deborah Plummer

A few years ago, I ran into a nun whom I hadn't seen in more than 10 years. She immediately asked me if I was still Catholic. It struck me as an odd question for a "how have you been" casual conversation.


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.

You Go, Sisters! Nuns Speak Truth to Power

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

2012-06-14-nuns.JPG Today I'm not worrying. I'm not fretting. Today I'm joyous -- because the nuns are here. Nuns to the rescue!

Catholics Rally Around Nuns Amid Vatican Crackdown

Religion News Service | Michael O'Malley | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

CLEVELAND (RNS) Catholics around the U.S. are coming together for prayer vigils as a show of support for America's nuns, whom the Vatican accuses of h...

Are Americans In Rome Behind Crackdown On Nuns?

Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) When the Vatican last month announced a doctrinal crackdown on the leadership organization representin...

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...