Singer Katy Perry wants to buy L.A. convent, in fight with nuns, archbishop
The nuns Googled Perry’s videos — and they weren’t pleased. They want to sell to a local restaurateur.
Mother Teresa’s successor at India charity has died
Sister Nirmala Joshi, age 80 at her death on Sunday, expanded the Missionaries of Charity around the world from it’s Kolkata base.
Sister Mary Ann Walsh, Catholic journalist and longtime bishops’ spokeswoman, dies at 68
NEW YORK (RNS) Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a quiet nun with a keen wit who led a very public life as a journalist and a longtime spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, died on Tuesday (April 28) after a tough battle with cancer.
Nun is named first female head of Catholic Charities USA
(RNS) Sister Donna Markham will be the first female chief of Catholic Charities USA in its 105-year history.
The Vatican vs. the nuns: 3 takeaways from Tuesday’s report
(RNS) The “War on Women” is over, and other conclusions from the Vatican investigation of women’s religious communities in the U.S.
Italy’s ‘singing nun’ Sister Cristina covers Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’
ROME (RNS) “I chose it, without any intention to be provocative or scandalous,” Sister Cristina said. “I wanted to transmit calmness and poetry.”
Declining number of U.S. nuns, even among traditional orders, charted in new study
(RNS) The more liberal, socially active communities of sisters are drawing about the same number of new entrants as the more conservative, tradition-minded communities: very few.
New ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour to tackle political ‘dark money’
(RNS) It’s the Catholic sisters versus the Koch brothers. That’s one way to look at the upcoming tour of the “Nuns of the Bus” crew, which hits the road next week for the third time in three years, a monthlong trip though 10 key Senate battleground states to campaign against the influence of outside money on politics.
Vatican’s doctrinal chief renews criticism of US nuns, says he’s no misogynist
(RNS) ” … We don’t want to gobble up a woman a day!” Cardinal Gerhard Mueller told L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, in the edition published on Monday (Sept. 1).
US nuns to honor feminist theologian while keeping politics at bay
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) A top Vatican official warned the nuns in April that honoring Sister Elizabeth Johnson, a longtime Fordham University professor, would be considered provoking the Holy See and U.S. bishops.
Cardinal seeks a truce in fight between U.S. nuns and Vatican’s doctrinal office
VATICAN CITY (RNS) While the Vatican’s investigation into American nuns falls under the doctrinal office, Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz’s congregation on religious orders is seen as more sympathetic to the sisters and has tried to serve as a peace broker in the standoff.
FULL TEXT: Nuns respond to Vatican rebuke: “Not an easy discussion”
The LCWR’s frank but hopeful statement about meetings with the Vatican’s doctrinal chief: “This work is fraught with tension and misunderstanding.”
Italy’s ‘singing nun’ shows that ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’
ROME (RNS) “In my daily life, something has changed,” Sister Cristina said. “Now people stop me in the street and thank me for the joy that I have given them with my performance.”
84-year-old nun gets 35 months for breaking into nuclear facility
(RNS) An 84-year-old nun gets nearly three years in prison for breaking into a federal nuclear facility as the judge explains that no one is above the law.