Posts Tagged ‘Sister Joan Chittister’

Nun challenges church – stop suppressing Catholic reform

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

A prominent US Benedictine nun is warning Australia’s Catholic Church to stop suppressing Catholic reform from its ordinary members or face an inevitable decline. This is not the first time Sister Joan Chittister has called out Australia’s Catholic hierarchy. She was recently embroiled in a censorship row with Melbourne’s Archbishop. Now she is renewing calls Read more

Australian archbishop accused of censorship

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Archbishop Peter Comensoli has been accused of censorship after he stopped a nun from speaking at an upcoming conference. Comensoli, the Archbishop of Melbourne, initially sought to say the rescinding of an invitation to Sister Joan Chittister, a US author, feminist and advocate of church reform, was a misunderstanding. He suggested Joan had been sounded Read more

US nun not welcome at Australian Catholic Conference

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

A well-known American nun, feminist and scholar has been sent an email which she claims tells her not to come to the Catholic education conference she was to have spoken at in Australia next year. The email says the Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter Comensoli, had not endorsed 83-year old Sister Joan Chittister’s invitation. No reason Read more