Posts Tagged ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’

Donald Trump pledges to support Catholics – Catholics say “step down” Comments 0

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Donald Trump has a message for Catholics: I will be there for you. I will stand with you. I will fight for you. “I am, and will remain, pro-life.” Catholics, however, have called on Trump to step down following his lewd comments about women in a leaked audio recording from 2005. Despite this, Trump is Read more

Little Sisters appeal to US Supreme Court over mandate Comments 0

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The Little Sisters of the Poor have appealed to the US Supreme Court for relief from compliance with the Obamacare contraceptive mandate. Earlier this month, the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Little Sisters and other religious entities seeking relief from having to facilitate contraceptive coverage in employee health insurance. Churches and Read more

Court rules against Little Sisters on contraceptive mandate Comments 0

Friday, July 17th, 2015

A US federal appeals court has ruled that the Little Sisters of the Poor must comply with the contraceptive mandate in the “Obamacare” health plan. The Tenth Circuit Court ruled that the Little Sisters are not an exempt religious institution because they are not directly affiliated with any particular house of worship. The court said Read more

Little Sister of the Poor turns 100 Comments 0

Friday, May 9th, 2014

She might have just turned 100, but Sr Marie Fitzpatrick still helps other residents and staff at Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home, in Dunedin. She celebrated her birthday yesterday with more than 70 family and friends. Religious Superior Sr Bridget Donnelly said Sr Marie assisted hospital residents at mealtimes, and sometimes set Read more

Samoan postulant admits smothering newborn baby Comments 0

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A Samoan postulant who had just entered the Little Sisters of the Poor in Washington, DC, has been charged with smothering her newborn son. Police said 26-year-old Sosefina Amoa gave birth to the baby boy in her room at the sisters’ elderly care facility on October 10 — just five days after she arrived from Read more

Deported former prisoners adopt Sisters of the Poor home Comments 0

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

A Trust Fund created to help men who have been deported to Samoa has adopted the Mapuifagalele home for the aged at Vailele near Apia. Last week, members of Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust Fund, all deported former prisoners, returned from overseas, launched its community project at Vailele to help the Little Sisters of the Poor. Read more

Cardinal Dolan presides at profession of Tongan Sisters Comments 0

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Two women from Tonga, Sister Malia Cecilia and Sister Malia Makalita, were among six novices who took first their first vows as as Little Sisters of the Poor in the United States at the beginning of the month. Cardinal Dolan presided at the Mass of Religious Profession at St. Ann’s Novitiate, Queens Village, New York. He Read more