Posts Tagged ‘Nuns’

#Nunstoo – Pope admits priests abused nuns Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019

A #Nunstoo movement has gained momentum since Pope Francis last week admitted Catholic clergy’s sexual abuse of nuns. “There are some priests and also bishops who have done it,” the pontiff said last week in response to a journalist’s question during his return flight from the United Arab Emirates. Francis’s admission followed an outcry last Read more

Catholic nuns denounce culture of silence and secrecy Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Catholic nuns throughout the world are denouncing the culture of silence and secrecy surrounding sex abuse in the Church. The Rome-based International Union of Superiors General, which represents more than 500,000 sisters worldwide, is urging nuns who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. They have promised to help nuns Read more

Indian priest who led nuns’ protest may be disciplined by Church Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018

An Indian priest faces disciplinary action for supporting nuns’ struggle for justice for a colleague who claims she was raped by a bishop. Bishop Jacob Manathodath from Kerala has sought an explanation from Father Augustine Vattoly about his involvement in leading a protest against Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar. Read more Related Posts:Priest who testified Read more

Coptic orthodox monks and nuns not allowed social media Comments 0

Monday, August 6th, 2018

The Coptic Orthodox Church has given monks and nuns a month to shut down their social media accounts, patriarch Tawadros II has decided. Within that time frame, they will have to take leave of the forms of communication considered unsuitable for monastic life. Any failure to comply will result in canonical penalties. Read more Related Read more

Shame and scandal: #MeToo movement nuns speak out Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The #MeToo movement has prompted nuns to come forward with complaints about sexual abuse and rape by priests. According to the Associated Press, cases of abused nuns have emerged in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. These cases demonstrate the problem is global and pervasive, thanks to the sisters’ second-class status in the church and Read more

Pope laments haemorrhaging of priests and nuns Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Pope Francis is lamenting the haemorrhaging of nuns and priests in Europe. God only knows how many seminaries, monasteries, convents and churches will close because fewer people are being called to lives of religious service, he says. Read more Related Posts:Nuns withdrawn from violent cityLegal forum for poor created by priests, nunsContemplative nuns receive new Read more

Oscar-nominated director praised for image of nuns, priests Comments 0

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The director of Oscar-nominated Lady Bird – an American comedy-drama – is being praised for the way the movie portrays nuns and priests. “It’s in many ways a love letter … to Catholic schools,” Monsignor James Murphy says. He says he is glad to see nuns and priests portrayed in a favourable light in the Read more

Exploiting nuns must stop, says magazine Comments 0

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Exploiting nuns by using them for cheap or free labour must stop. The male hierarchy should stop treating them like lowly servants, a Vatican magazine says. Lucetta Scaraffia, who is the editor of the Vatican magazine “Women, Church, World”, says “Until now, no one has had the courage to denounce these things.” She says nuns Read more

Nuns withdrawn from violent city Comments 0

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

The Catholic diocese where two priests were killed this month has withdrawn all nuns from Chilapa city in southern Mexico. The diocese says the parents of one of the nuns have been killed. In addition, the school the nuns run had to close for several months last year due to threats from drug gangs operating Read more

Legal forum for poor created by priests, nuns Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

In India Christian priests and nuns working in legal the profession have created a forum to help them bring justice to the poor and downtrodden. Read more Related Posts:Underground ‘rent a priest’ service illegalImmigration advocate who has performed abortions…Poor people a resource not a problem says PopeParish priests are called upon to support marriages