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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...

Vatican: Denies Internal Split On US Nun Crackdown

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Tuesday denied there were any internal divisions over its crackdown on the largest umbrella group of U.S. nuns aft...

Pope Francis Supports Vatican Crackdown On US Nuns

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis supports the Holy See's crackdown on the largest umbrella group of U.S. nuns, dimming h...

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.

NunGate

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...

Nashville Nuns Lead Nation In Number Of Newcomers

AP | BY ROSE FRENCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A handful of Roman Catholic convents are contradicting the decades-long slide in the number of women choosing to devote their...

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

nytimes.com | 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...