GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) — Nuns & Nones is a growing alliance connecting Catholic women religious, most of whom are over 60, with 20- and 30-something millennials, many of whom identify as religious 'nones.'
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — It is hard for a synod to compete with a cardinal's resignation, a defense of the pope against his attacker and an invitation from North Korea's dictator.
(RNS) — At a time when statistically many millennials have left the church behind because they no longer feel welcomed, I reaffirmed my decision ... to stay Catholic and to work for a church that fully promotes justice.
(The Conversation) — California in the 1960s was the epicenter for spiritual experimentation. And among those looking for personal and social transformation, the unlikeliest seekers may have been a small community of Roman Catholic religious: the Immaculate Heart Sisters.
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Eleven nuns take the stage wearing traditional black-and-white habits but are anything but old school as they belt out songs to the ringing of electric guitar and a rock 'n' roll beat.
(RNS) — Sister Margaret Ann said the chainsaws were sitting in a school closet, and, after Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction through the city, 'they didn't belong there. They needed to be used.'
(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.
MOSHI, Tanzania (RNS) There is a gruesome trade for body parts of people with albinism in some parts of Africa because of local superstitions that they possess magical properties and can make people rich.
(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.
NEW YORK (RNS) “What would the church be without you?” the pope told the hundreds of nuns among the 3,000 worshippers in the cathedral's pews.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) When the Vatican's doctrinal office informed the office that oversees religious orders about a probe of American nuns, the cardinal who heads the office was told the investigation was already completed.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) An American prelate who played a key role in trying to bridge the gap between Rome and U.S. nuns was transferred to Indianapolis only two years after taking up his Vatican post. By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) Combining images and words from advertising, pop culture and religion, the bold graphic art of Sister Mary Corita was as deeply representative of the spirit of the 1960s as it was ubiquitous in church basements, dorm rooms and urban communes of people involved in the struggle for civil rights and the campaign to end the Vietnam War. By David E. Anderson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Vatican on Wednesday announced a crackdown on the organization representing most nuns and sisters in the U.S. following an investigation that said religious sisters weren't toeing the line on women's ordination, same-sex marriage and other issues. By David Gibson.