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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.

The Stakes Are High For The Future Of America's Nuns

National Catholic Reporter | Dan Stockman & Dawn Cherie Araujo | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion

This piece originally appeared in the National Catholic Reporter As the largest leadership organization for U.S. women religious prepares to gather...

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.

Priest On Nun Crackdown: 'Vatican Is Hypocritical And Duplicitous'

Posted 06.01.2012 | Religion

The Vatican orthodoxy watch dog group known as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced in April its intention to overhaul the largest...

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...