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Krauthammer’s nun zinger

Speaking of Sr. Carol Keehan, whom Pres. Obama credits for getting ObamaTax passed (she gave cover to Catholic pols who could then vote for something that would promote abortion), Charles Krauthammer had a great line in his commentary the other … Continue reading

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“Oh give me a home….” Nuns on the range.

For your Just Too Cool file… From CNS: Benedictine nuns make their home on the range By Jim West Catholic News Service VIRGINIA DALE, Colo. (CNS) — Sister Maria Walburga Schortemeyer is at home wading through the mud and manure … Continue reading

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Vocation as woman religious? Traditional Carmelites nuns.

I get questions from young women interested in religious life but with a traditional expression.   I received this and thought to share it with you. Hello Fr. Z! I hope all is going well. When I saw you recently … Continue reading

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Nota bene: Apostolic Visitation of US sisters and CDF scrutiny of LCWR are NOT the same

There is some speculation about what may be said on 16 December in Rome about the Apostolic Visitation that was conducted of communities of women religious in these USA by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of … Continue reading

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“to become highly educated, travel the world … without being beholden to a husband or children”

Some of you alert readers have sent me links to an article in TIME about the Vatican and the LCWR nuns.  Vatican bad, nuns good. For example, they think this one is pretty spiffy: For more than four decades Sister … Continue reading

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Ann Carey, expert on women religious, dissects LCWR keynote – “convoluted, confused, and unfounded”

Ann Carey, author of the thoughtful and balanced Sisters in Crisis Revisited: From Unraveling to Reform and Renewal, masterfully dissected the astonishingly myopic and self-centered speech given at the recent LCWR meeting by Sr. Nancy Shreck.  I urge you to … Continue reading

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LCWR continues to deflect inquiries about sexual abuse by nuns

The LCWR meeting is underway in Nashville!  And I am not there, because they rejected me after I applied for credentials. Where’s the transparency? The Fishwrap is even concerned about their stonewalling.  HERE But wait!  There’s more! Also in Fishwrap (aka … Continue reading

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Number of American Nuns plunging

I saw this at the Pew Research Center: U.S. nuns face shrinking numbers and tensions with the Vatican The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which includes representation from more than 80% of American nuns, [The key is “from”.  The … Continue reading

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LCWR, their August assembly: Where’s the “prophecy”?

As you know, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is going to have their annual confab in August.  This year they are meeting in Nashville. As you will remember, last year I applied for press credentials, only to be coldly … Continue reading

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This is big. From the site of the CDF. This is pretty much self-explanatory.  Just read it through. CONTEXT: Remember that the nuns were trying to spin what the US bishops and the CDF were, and are, doing as payback … Continue reading

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