Posts Tagged ‘Diocese of Fort Worth’

Carmelite nuns reject new Vatican decree

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

The Carmelite nuns who sued the Bishop of Fort Worth last year have fiercely rejected a new decree from Vatican City that they be governed by an association of monasteries, calling the decision a hostile takeover. “We are not things to be traded or given away in backroom deals,” the nuns wrote in a four-page Read more

Bishop Olson ‘grateful’ after Texas court dismisses nuns’ lawsuit

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

A judge in Texas has ruled that a district court does not have jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit brought by a monastery of Carmelite nuns against Bishop Michael Olson of the Diocese of Fort Worth. The decision, handed down on Friday, June 30, ruled that the nuns’ suit is “dismissed for want of subject-matter jurisdiction.” 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