Mississippi man arrested in stabbing death of two nuns

By Jerome Socolovsky — August 27, 2016

A Mississippi man has been arrested in the stabbing death of two Catholic nuns at their home earlier this week, police said.

Two nuns found stabbed to death in Mississippi

By Jerome Socolovsky — August 26, 2016

(RNS) Two Catholic nuns were found stabbed to death on Thursday at their home in central Mississippi. Police are investigating the case as a robbery that escalated into murder.

Catholic nuns under siege in Syria appeal for help

By Josephine McKenna — August 5, 2016

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

By Kimberly Winston — July 9, 2016

(RNS) A long-hidden World War II atrocity gets attention in an acclaimed new film.

Catholic sisters provide medical care to Hindus at festival

By RNS staff — June 24, 2016

(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

By David Gibson — May 18, 2016

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.

Silence is key to nuns’ singing success

By Sally Morrow — April 28, 2016

(RNS) The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, have just released their latest album, “Adoration at Ephesus.” Four of their previous albums have topped the charts.

Catholic TV pioneer Mother Angelica dead at 92

By David Gibson — March 28, 2016

(RNS) She kept a sweet but steely smile and never hesitated to scold church leaders she thought had strayed from traditional devotions and rites.

Surviving nun recalls Yemen massacre

By Rosie Scammell — March 18, 2016

ROME (RNS) The handwritten notes tell how gunmen hunted down the nuns, four of the 16 victims, and then destroyed the Christian symbols in the Catholic nursing home.

Four Catholic nuns among the dead in massacre by gunmen in Yemen

By Rosie Scammell — March 4, 2016

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

By Judith Valente — February 5, 2016

(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

By Leslie Miller — December 31, 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

By Rosie Scammell — November 19, 2015

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

By Reuters — November 18, 2015

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.

Pope portraits bedevil cash-strapped nuns

By Margie Fishman — October 9, 2015

Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia was a boon to their spirits but the New Castle, Del., nuns — and other entrepreneurs as well — were disappointed with souvenir sales.

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