Category Archives: Women Religious

More nuns called to Rome! Sisters of Mercy

More hand-wringing at Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) over another summons of US nuns to Rome for a chat. They can join the Loretto Sisters, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the line is getting longer. Sisters of Mercy also being … Read More

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An imaginary dialogue of US nuns and Vatican officials

As the number of leaders of groups of US women religious being summoned to Rome has been growing, an expert on the status quaesitionis of the same US groups, Ann Carey, offers some insights in the form of a dialogue.  You all … Read More

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A Litany to Sr. Joan Chittister (… no… really!)

You’ve seen the recent stories about leaders of US women religious being summoned to Rome for to explain the situation. On the heals of another such story today (HERE) comes this, which I spotted at Church Militant. Apparently the US … Read More

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More US women religious summoned to Rome: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

The leaders of the Sisters of Loreto were called to Rome to talk about issues of doctrine and morals. Then the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary were called. Now I read at panicky Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic … Read More

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Nuns mapped stars for the Vatican

I spotted a cool article at CNS about four Italian sisters who helped to map a half million stars for the Vatican’s part in a vast mapping project. Mapping with the stars: Nuns instrumental in Vatican celestial survey VATICAN CITY … Read More

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Latin figures in property dispute between nuns and Katy Perry

I’m not sure who Katy Perry is, though I have heard the name. I think she may be a pop tart. In any event, here is a strange story about her and some nuns in a property dispute. And it … Read More

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Biography about Mother Angelica

To decompress, I’ve been reading more 18th c. nautical fiction and some feudal Japanese murder mysteries. However, since the passing of Mother Angelica there is this. USA HERE – UK HERE – ITALY HERE

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Whole-cloth speculation on my part

UPDATE: Now posted at ewtn.com: Mass of Christian Burial 4/1 12 PM ET Archbishop Charles J. Chaput presides over the Solemn Funeral Mass for EWTN Foundress, Mother Angelica, live from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Al. … Read More

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Some reactions to Mother Angelica’s passing

CNA has this about reactions to Mother Angelica of the Annunciation’s death. Benedict XVI responds to Mother Angelica’s death Vatican City, Mar 28, 2016 / 02:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Benedict XVI had a special response to Mother Angelica’s death falling … Read More

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Fishwrap again energetically promotes ordination of women

The National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) is once again stumping for one of its favorite topics.  No, not sodomitic marriage this time.  Women’s ordination. Imagine the amazing insights Sr. Maureen Fiedler can offer.  HERE  Note the energy and fervor edition Fishwrap publisher Tom … Read More

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Summit Dominicans in the NY Times!

I am not a fan of the New York Times (aka Hell’s Bible) but they got something right this week. The Summit Dominicans (the “Soap Sisters”) are featured in the Style section.  HERE Bucking a Trend, Some Millennials Are Seeking … Read More

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Nuns On The Bus III: Another tired sequel of the Magisterium of Nuns

From super-liberal RNS: New ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour to highlight Pope Francis’ US visit and agenda […] “Obviously, Pope Francis’ message is exactly what we’ve been doing for 43 years,” Campbell said. “Having that affirmation is hugely supportive.” But, she … Read More

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What is this thing? No, really! What is this?

The other day a priest friend and I went steeple-chasing – to visit churches in the area that I had not yet seen. At one place, where there is – or was, at least – the presence of Sinsinawa Dominicans we … Read More

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LCWR Great Swirly Meeting concludes. Fr. Z looks back at a look foward!

In a piece from Fishwrap, aka National Sodomitic Reporter, about the closing the LCWR annual confab in view of the Great Swirly, we find this: If critics thought the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s doctrinal Massessment and mandated … Read More

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Update on the LCWR Assembly of the Great Swirly

We need an update on the Assembly of the Great Swirly, the LCWR annual confab at the Hyatt Regency in Houston. They had a speech by one Fr. Stephen Bevans, SVD.  No, he’s a priest.  He couldn’t be bothered to … Read More

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LCWR Assembly Update: Pondering the Great Swirly

The reporter from the Fishwrap has produced a photo from last nights doings.  I should share this. Standing above the Great Swirly, this is Sr. Lourdes Leal, a Sister of Divine Providence and chair of LCWR Region 12.  Just like the Bishops … Read More

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LCWR 2015 ASSEMBLY!

I know you have been longing for an update on the doings of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). Right now they are meeting in Houston at the Hyatt Regency for their annual synergistic convergence! HERE   Sorry… I … Read More

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Of Dominicans and cat-demons and soap

The wonderful Dominicans in Summit, NJ  – who do not belong to the LCWR – have been posting stories about St. Dominic on their blog.  According to the traditional, Roman calendar St. Dominic’s feast was 4 August, but it was moved in … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z expects rejection… again… yet hope springs eternal

As July zooms by, and August swiftly comes, we all recall I’m sure that quote of Emerson, “Do what we can, summer will have its flies.” Thus, my mind turns to the upcoming annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, LCWR. … Read More

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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 … Read More

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