Posts Tagged ‘Nun’

Catholic nun held at gunpoint during DC home invasion: ‘Do you want to die?’ Comments 0

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Washington DC police are on the hunt for a robber who recently broke into a Columbia Heights home and held a Catholic nun at gunpoint. “She still has the bruises on her arm where this man manhandled her on Tuesday afternoon. It was about twenty to four in the afternoon,” Paul Wagner of Fox 5 Read more

Nun officiates at a Catholic marriage Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017

A nun has officiated at a Catholic marriage at a church at Lorrainville, 650 km west of Montreal in Canada. Sister Pierrette Thiffault’s authority to celebrate the marriage came from Rome after the Congregation of Divine Worship and for the Discipline of Sacraments agreed she would be suitable to carry out this ministry. In a Read more

More anti-nuclear activism for nun freed from prison Comments 0

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

For more than a year, Sister Megan Rice, 85, a Roman Catholic nun of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, had caught occasional glimpses of the glittering World Trade Center from her living quarters: the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal prison on the Brooklyn waterfront. So when the Volvo she was riding in one Read more

Nun, 85, who broke into US defence base wins appeal Comments 0

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

A US appeals court has ruled an 85-year-old nun and two men did not commit sabotage when they broke into a defence site for storing enriched uranium for bombs. Sr Megan Rice and two men had their convictions for sabotage overturned. But their convictions for damaging government property were upheld. The court ordered they be Read more

Raped nun forgives her attackers Comments 0

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

An Indian bishop has said a 71-year-old nun who was the victim of a gang rape has forgiven her attackers. Bishop Joseph Gomes of Krishnagar, who visited the nun in hospital on Monday, added: “She told me that ‘justice should be done’.” “This should be never be repeated or happen to anyone else.” The attack Read more

Gang rape of nun, 74, sparks outrage in India Comments 0

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The gang rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal has intensified anger over sexual violence in India. A 74-year-old nun was attacked by six men during a burglary at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, which was attached to a school in eastern West Bengal. The woman is in a stable condition in a Read more

Church change must come from the base Comments 1

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The image that surfaces when Sr Teresa Forcades speaks is evocative of spiraling energy, bubbling in spirit, and of being on the ground with the needs of the people of God. Forcades — a Benedictine nun, activist, feminist theologian and physician from Catalonia in Spain — and Francis — a Jesuit pope from Argentina — Read more

A Nun, “No One”, and the Voice Comments 0

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

It was a gift first thing in the morning. I noticed on my Facebook newsfeed a story about an Sr Cristina Scuccia, an Italian member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family, and her stunning performance of “No One” (originally by Alicia Keys) on the Italian version of the popular tv show, The Voice. Her Read more

Nun tipped off paedophile priest, commission told Comments 1

Friday, May 10th, 2013

A nun tipped off a paedophile priest the night before he was to be interviewed by police, a former police officer has told a commission of inquiry into child sex abuse in New South Wales. Troy Grant, a former police officer who is now a member of the state Parliament, said the nun visited his Read more

Nun tells of life in Gaza under bombardment Comments 0

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

“We have been living in an atmosphere of tension . . . . Attacks and retaliations have been going on practically non-stop. All activities have been interrupted. People are scared . . . . This description of life in Gaza under bombardment comes from a sister of the Congregation of the Incarnate Word, which is Read more