Posts Tagged ‘Carmelite Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity’

Carmelite nuns abandon appeal plans against Texas bishop

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023
Texas bishop

A group of Carmelite nuns involved in a lawsuit against a Texas bishop has decided not to pursue initial plans to appeal the dismissal of their case and instead are putting their faith in a Vatican canonical investigation. The nuns’ legal representative, Matthew Bobo, confirmed this development in a statement released on Monday. The decision Read more

Bishop Olson will ‘not be drawn’ into public debate on Carmelite monastery

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

On Sunday evening, Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth released a video message addressing his interventions at the Carmelite monastery in Arlington, Texas. Saying he would not be drawn into public discussion of the matter, the bishop attempted to refute accounts that the convent’s superior had been heavily medicated when allegedly admitting to sexual sins Read more

Bitter dispute between diocese and Carmelite nuns escalates amid allegations of drug use

Monday, June 12th, 2023
Nun adds defamation claim

A bitter dispute between the Diocese of Fort Worth and a Carmelite monastery in Texas has reached new heights as charges and counter-charges of illegal activity, including drug use, have been made. The latest salvo in this protracted legal and public relations battle came from the diocese itself on Wednesday. The diocese released photographs purporting Read more

Nun adds defamation claim to lawsuit against bishop

Thursday, June 8th, 2023
Nun adds defamation claim

A nun has expanded her lawsuit against Texas Bishop Michael F Olson (pictured) with a defamation claim following her dismissal from the Order of Discalced Carmelites. The move comes just a day after the bishop utilised his newly granted authority from the Holy See to decree her dismissal from the order. Reverend Mother Teresa Agnes Read more

Carmelite nuns face dismissal over alleged sexual misconduct by superior

Monday, May 29th, 2023
sexual misconduct allegations

A Texas bishop has issued dismissal threats against an entire monastery of Carmelite nuns as he investigates sexual misconduct allegations by their superior. The Carmelite Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity, located in Arlington, Texas, is embroiled in a conflict with Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth. Olson claims to be investigating allegations of sexual Read more