Category Archives: Women Religious

The key to increasing vocations

It seems to me that if we want to see an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, we have to start praying more specifically about what we really want and about what we are willing to give.
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How the great have fallen.

A priest friend in my native place forwarded to me an email from the School Sisters of Notre Dame with their Easter greetings.   Get this:
Easter Blessing . . .
Let us thank the Earth that offers ground
for home and holes … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sister goes shopping while carrying the Eucharist to the sick. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
I work at a religious supply store and yesterday a local religious sister came in and asked to be shown our selection of pyxes. I led her to the cabinet where they are kept and indicated that some … Continue reading

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Nuns Gone Mad… Nuns Gone Wild… take your pick

I have written now a couple times about the whacky fringe group of nuns, NCAN, led by the pro-abortion Sinsinawa Dominican Sr. Donna Quinn.  HERE and HERE
Now I see at the National Catholic Register that Anne Carey, whose book I have … Continue reading

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Of the Viet Cong and Radical Feminist Nuns

I’ll bet that some of you younger readers don’t know who the Viet Cong were and what they did.
They started as a tiny groups or cadres of committed Communists, insurgents, in the south of Vietnam, after the end of the … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Benedictines of Mary – new music CD for Lent

Can you believe that this coming Sunday is Septuagesima already?
Many of you have enjoyed the chart-topping music CDs from the Benedictine nuns in Missouri, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.  They have topped the charts for weeks with their … Continue reading

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João Card. Braz de Aviz: “in these 50 years, consecrated life has followed a fruitful path of renewal”

Over at the best weekly in the UK, The Catholic Herald, I saw an article about religious life and the upcoming year for religious.
There is a comment about João Card. Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Religious:
“We are … Continue reading

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Francis: “Can you imagine a Church without nuns?” Fr. Z gives his view.

Pope Francis has made it clear that he considers dimly women religious who are not fruitful. He has admonished nuns not to be “zitelle… spinsters, old maids, biddies”. To be called “una zitella” isn’t a compliment in Italian.
“But Father! But … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger remembered

I hear that singer songwriter and erstwhile Communist Pete Seeger has died.  He was 94. May God be merciful to him and to all who pass to their eternal judgment, each and everyone.
Once upon a time here on this blog … Continue reading

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Francis hopes women in the Church will be more…”strand-like and cutting”?

There are times when, try as I might, I have no idea what – or whom – Pope Francis is talking about.  I am not alone.
I had a few requests to explain something that Francis said to a group of … Continue reading

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