Posts Tagged ‘Nun’

Nun with a gambling addiction stole $155,000 from parishes Comments 0

Friday, November 9th, 2012

A nun with a gambling addiction is facing criminal grand larceny charges for embezzling funds from two parishes in upstate New York. She reportedly stole $NZ155,000 and spent it at casinos while working as a pastoral associate. Continue reading Related Posts:Addiction to the pokies – who’s to blame?Problem gambling – Catholic church calls for…Artist who Read more

Vatican crackdown: The dramatic life of LCWR head nun Comments 0

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Though she is at the center of one of the biggest crises in the Catholic Church today, Sister Pat Farrell is loath to talk about herself, and certainly not in any way that would make her a focus of the looming showdown between the Vatican and American nuns. To be sure, Farrell has spoken publicly Read more

Nuns should take contraceptive pill as aid to reducing early mortality Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The Catholic Church should encourage nuns to use the contraceptive pill as a way to reduce the high death rates from breast, ovarian and uterine cancer, say two Australian scientists. They also argue, that according to the Church’s moral guidelines, religious women are free to take the pill for this purpose. As reported by the Guardian, Read more

Nun in flames filmed Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2011

A Tibetan rights group has released graphic video of what it says is a Buddhist nun setting herself on fire in one of several apparent protests against Chinese rule.

Footage obtained by Students for a Free Tibet purports to show a 35-year-old woman in nun’s robes standing on a street corner engulfed in flames.

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Miss World trained to be a nun Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2011

A woman who dreamed of becoming a nun has been crowned the winner of Miss World 2011, reports the Daily Mail. Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares who was orphaned at a young age said she spent five years in a convent, and now she said she wants to use her title to help other people. She Read more

Man withdraws help after discovering veiled Muslim woman not a nun Comments 2

Friday, July 29th, 2011

A veiled  Muslim woman has related how an “executive looking man” queued at a Hamilton store said he was planning to help carry her basket because he thought she was a Catholic nun, but said he would not help a Muslim. Women’s Organisation of the Waikato Muslim Association (WOWMA) founder, Aliya Danzeisen, told the Waikato Times Read more