Mississippi man arrested in stabbing death of two nuns
A Mississippi man has been arrested in the stabbing death of two Catholic nuns at their home earlier this week, police said.
Catholic nuns under siege in Syria appeal for help
ROME (RNS) The bombing and the food shortages in Aleppo have reached a critical point, but several Carmelite nuns are refusing to leave.
Film explores hidden history of World War II: the rape of nuns
(RNS) A long-hidden World War II atrocity gets attention in an acclaimed new film.
Catholic sisters provide medical care to Hindus at festival
(Global Sisters Report) Sr. Alphy Thaikadan said she and other nuns experienced ‘inter-religious dialogue at the grassroots’ level while caring for an average of 250 patients a day at the dispensary during India’s Kumbh Mela festival.
Top nun pushes for greater role for Catholic women
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “It’s not just a question of feminism, it’s a question of our being baptized, that gives us the duty and the right to be part of the decision-making processes,” said Sister Carmen Sammut.
Four Catholic nuns among the dead in massacre by gunmen in Yemen
ROME (RNS) The nuns, from the order founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, are among 16 people killed by gunmen who attacked a retirement home.
Poet Wendell Berry bequeaths farming legacy to small Catholic college
(RNS) The 81-year-old writer decides against teaming up with a large university agricultural program, and instead selects a small Catholic liberal arts college run by the Dominican Sisters of Peace.
Singing, cooking and shooting — nuns made news in 2015
(RNS) From reality TV to Twitter, here’s a recap of some of the year’s top headlines about women religious — and a nod to nostalgia.
Want to see the pope? Get in line at the security checkpoint
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The U.S. Embassy in Rome, identified St. Peter’s Basilica as a potential target for terrorists.
Nuns who rescue sex slaves expand efforts to 140 countries
The chairman of the network of 1,100 sisters, who even dress as prostitutes to reach victims in brothels, said sex trafficking and slavery was rising globally.