Posts Tagged ‘Sisters’

1 real sister planning to go see “The Nun”

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

The Nun” is a new horror flick that just scared up $53.5 million at the box office. Taking to Twitter Salesian Sister “B”  said it would be a lot of fun to go to the movie and during a creepy part just slowly stand up from a front row seat and turn around and kinda hissed Read more

Role of religious brothers reaffirmed

Friday, December 18th, 2015

The Holy See Congregation for Religious has reaffirmed the vocation of the lay religious brother, emphasising that non-ordained men – and women – exercise a daily priesthood in their work by virtue of their baptism. The document, entitled Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church, focuses on the role non-ordained men play Read more

New generation nuns

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Mechanical bulls, rock-climbing walls, bounce houses, go-karts: Before becoming a nun, Sister Virginia Joy helped insure them all. “I was a go-between between the underwriters and the customers,” said Sister Virginia Joy, a former high school soccer star from South Carolina now wearing a habit of white and navy blue. She was fighting Midtown Manhattan Read more

Vatican oversight of US sisters comes to abrupt end

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

A three-year programme of Vatican oversight of the main leadership group of United States religious sisters has come to a sudden end. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has accepted a final report of a doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. The LCWR represents 80 per cent of US religious Read more

Sister Helena: God’s Girl Friday

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Last Sunday at St Brigid’s in Pahiatua as she, her family, friends and church celebrate this milestone in her service, Sister Helena will be renewing her vows to continue serving God through the Catholic church. Not for one moment as she grew up did Helena Margaret Fouhy think she’d ever be wearing a habit. She Read more

Nuns — frontline superheroes

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes. And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: Nuns. ‘‘I may not believe in God, but I do believe in nuns,’’ writes Jo Piazza, in her forthcoming book, If Nuns Ruled the World. Read more

When will the CDF learn?

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Whac-A-Nun season opened with a bang in Rome as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) again excoriated the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). Rapped knuckles belonged to LCWR, to Fordham theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and to any other American woman walking around with letters after her name. Even Seattle Archbishop J. Read more

Secrets for long, joyful life from nun aged 107

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Sister Candida Bellotti turned 107 years old on Thursday, and she is believed to be the oldest living nun in the world. Naturally, she has a thing or two to say about longevity and living well. Born in 1907 in Verona, Italy, Candida joined the Camillian nuns more than 80 years ago and has spent Read more

Vatican nun report flawed: Lacks transparency and compromises mission

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

The leadership group for US nuns says the Vatican report finding they had undermined church teaching is based on “unsubstantiated accusations”. Calling the Vatican’s review process “flawed” and “lacking transparency”, the leadership group said “the sanctions were disproportionate to the concerns raised and could compromise their ability to fulfill their mission.” The nuns said the Vatican’s report Read more

Vatican begins reform of US religious sisters

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The Vatican is concerned that the US Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has “serious doctrinal problems which may affect many in consecrated life” and is to undergo a forced reform. The announcement, made on April 18 by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, came in an 8 page “doctrinal assessment” based on an investigation by Read more