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  • 'Can Anybody Help a Sister Out?' The CHP Can When Sisters of Santa Teresita's Minivan Breaks Down...

    04/06/2018 7:19:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    NBC ^ | april 6, 2018 | Jonathan Lloyd
    FULL TITLE: 'Can Anybody Help a Sister Out?' The CHP Can When Sisters of Santa Teresita's Minivan Breaks Down on Freeway No divine intervention was needed when a van carrying the Sisters of Santa Teresita broke down Thursday on a Southern California freeway. Some help was the California Highway Patrol was all they needed to get back on the road. CHP Officer Warren was first on the scene to h...See More *****PICTURES ON LINK*****
  • The Wisconsin nuns who have been praying nonstop since 1878

    01/08/2018 3:04:36 PM PST · by Az Joe · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/15/2015
    LA CROSSE, Wis. — Flooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire — any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say none of it has kept their order from praying nonstop for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 137 years. The La Crosse-based Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration claim to have been praying night and day for the ill and the suffering longer than anyone in the United States — since 11 a.m. on Aug. 1, 1878.
  • For the love of God, why can't Democrats leave the Little Sisters of the Poor alone?

    11/26/2017 7:43:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2017 | by Nicole Russell
    The Little Sisters of the Poor are heading back to court to defend themselves against the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services mandate to provide contraception, yet again. In an unusual political move, Pennsylvania and California sued the Little Sisters, demanding the same group who won at the Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell provide contraceptives in their state. In early October, HHS issued a new rule that protects religious non-profits like the Little Sisters of the Poor from providing anything like contraception that would violate their religious beliefs. In a press release, Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at Becket and lead attorney...
  • Why Nuns Are Dying Out (Examining the inadvertent consequences of the Second Vatican Council)

    10/25/2017 7:48:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/24/2017 | Kyle Smith
    Whatever happened to nuns? Once familiar figures in American culture, sometimes lampooned but more often admired, nuns and religious sisters (not the same thing) in the United States numbered 181,000 in 1965. As of 2010 that number had plunged by more than two-thirds and the visibility of these women was reduced by much more than that: Of those remaining, the vast majority are elderly (88 percent were 60 or older as of 2009) and many of them live in homes for the aged. Nuns and religious sisters are a dying breed. Nuns, who lead cloistered lives, often in monasteries, and...
  • Outrageous!… Far Left Southern Poverty Law Center Puts “Singing Nuns” on Its Hate Groups Map

    09/03/2017 5:48:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | Sept, 3, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Outrageous… The far left Southern Poverty Law Center has once again put the “Singing Nuns” on its hate group map. Here the Singing Nuns from Spokane sing “Ave Maria.” he Singing Nuns are traditional Catholic Sisters, members of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen. In other words, they wear their full-length blue habits all the time — not just on special occasions or when they are singing. Their motherhouse, St. Michael’s Convent, is located at Mount St. Michael, just north of Spokane, Washington. The far left says these traditional Catholic nuns are a hate group. The Spokesman-Review reported, via Free...
  • Trump Administration Poised to End Contraceptive Mandate

    08/17/2017 7:43:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Trump administration will soon unveil new regulations that will exempt religious institutions from the “Obamacare” requirement that health-insurance programs must include contraceptive coverage, the Wall Street Journal reports. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump promised to repeal the “contraceptive mandate” for religious institutions. New regulations, fulfilling that promise and allowing employers to opt out of the contraceptive coverage, will soon be released, according to the Journal. Trump Set to Roll Back Obama-Era Contraception Rule (Wall Street Journal)
  • Local nuns complain of ongoing harassment (Idaho)

    06/22/2017 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    KREM ^ | June 22, 2017 | Taylor Viydo , KREM
    POST FALLS, Idaho — The nuns at St. Dominic's school and convent near Post Falls said teens have been trespassing on their property and verbally assaulted them for a long time. The nuns said the teens will come right into their main parking lot at St. Dominic’s. When nuns are just a couple of dozen yards away, the teens will swear and yell insults directly at them. The nuns who live at the convent said they believe the teens are going out of their way to harass them. "It's becoming more and more aggressive,” Sister Aimee Dominique said. The nuns...
  • Citrus Heights Neighbors Say Nuns are Trapping, Relocating Their Cats

    05/22/2017 11:38:30 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 32 replies
    Fox 40 (Californina) ^ | May 19, 2017 | Mark Demsky
    Police in Citrus Heights, along with Animal Control, have become involved in the case. They say the two nuns were upset that cats were getting into their garden. "For lack of a better term, these two ladies were at their wit's end and they just wanted some peace, and if they couldn't move themselves then they might be able to move the other half of the problem, which was the cats," Boehle said.
  • Don't call me sweetie! Why we should never use 'elderspeak' to talk down to dementia patients

    03/24/2017 12:44:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 24, 2017 | Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com
    We might think names like 'sweetie' or 'dear' are terms of endearment. But what seems like a kind gesture may actually be taken as patronizing, a new study finds. Scientists say elderly sufferers of dementia are often exposed to 'elderspeak' - a loud and slow form of baby talk for seniors. This makes them feel like they are incompetent and can lead to a downward spiral of social isolation and cognitive decline. Researchers studied nuns at a Midwestern convent and fount a very different approach - one that brightened the spirits of their suffering sisters.
  • Little Sisters of the Poor Respond to Draft of Trump Religious Freedom Executive Order

    02/05/2017 11:17:19 AM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    The Stream ^ | February 4, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    After a draft of a religious freedom executive order from President Donald Trump was leaked to the media, a group of Catholic nuns have once again found themselves in the spotlight. “I am aware of the draft executive order that seems to be circulating as of the last couple of days,” Sister Constance Veit, director of communications for the Little Sisters of the Poor in the U.S., told The Daily Signal on Friday. “It’s just a very hopeful sign that things could be coming to an end.” The Little Sisters of the Poor are a group of nuns who care...
  • Pope frets about 'hemorrhage' of priests, nuns from church

    01/28/2017 6:17:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2017 8:27 AM EST
    Pope Francis says he is concerned about what he calls a “hemorrhage” of priests and nuns from the Catholic church. […] First among the factors he cited as causing nuns and priests to quit their vocations is a society that discourages lifelong commitments. Francis lamented that many conduct their lives based on “à la carte” choices. …
  • COMEDY CENTRAL’S FILTHY ATTACK ON NUNS

    12/23/2016 3:52:24 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 6 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 2//2016 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on last night’s episode of “This is Not Happening”: Comedy Central featured yet another anti-Catholic bigot, comedian Joey Diaz, who went on a foul rant describing his retaliation against a nun who he claims used to hit him when he attended Catholic school. “I grabbed her by the veil, ’cause that’s where all the magic powers are right? [laughter]. I grabbed her by the [bleep] veil, and I’m like don’t you ever [bleep] hit me again you [bleep] sucker! I hate you!” Diaz then jokes about how he physically assaulted the nun: “I just grabbed her. I...
  • Be the Salt and Light of change for Jesus [charismatic caucus]

    09/08/2016 1:15:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My opposition is you, the enemy has no chance against Me in any arena! So do not fear or give in to them but continue to take back My land for this land is the hearts of those yet to be saved. I am not found where a talent is wasted for it shall be given to another . . . My Kingdom is expanding not lukewarm and so as My Mighty Ones push right through the enemy lines, you will find me with those that press into ME for as they gather together to hear ME speak it is...
  • Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of 2 Nuns in Mississippi

    08/27/2016 5:09:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 27, 2016 | NIKKI FERLAINO
    A man has been arrested in the stabbing deaths of two nuns whose bodies were found in their home in rural Mississippi, authorities said. Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both nurse practitioners, failed to show up for work Thursday at a clinic in Lexington, where they served one of the state’s poorest counties. Authorities believe the killer took the victims’ car, a blue Toyota Corolla, which was later found on an abandoned road less than a mile from their home. But nothing was taken from the house, according to a law enforcement official who has been briefed on the investigation.
  • Man charged with murder in the killing of Mississippi nuns

    08/27/2016 3:23:24 AM PDT · by pawpawrick · 92 replies
    MSN news ^ | 8/27/2016 | pawpawrick
    © Rodney Earl Sanders A suspect has been arrested in the killings of two nuns whose bodies were found in their Mississippi home Thursday, authorities said late Friday. Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, was charged with two counts of capital murder "after an exhaustive interview
  • Who smiles like this at the moment of death? (young nun's witness to love for Christ)

    06/25/2016 1:28:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 25, 2016
    Death is a tragedy for mortal man, and yet with faith in eternity and anticipation of the embrace of our heavenly Father, death becomes radiant.We share today the news of the death of Sister Cecilia, a Carmelite of Santa Fe in Argentina, who suffered from lung cancer. She astonished those who surrounded her in her agony, as her face was transformed by a tender smile as she closed her eyes to this world. As you can see in the photograph, she looks like a lover who has arrived to the encounter she has long been yearning for.The Carmel of...
  • The Sisters Who Treat the Untreatable

    05/12/2016 7:27:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | May 12, 2016 | GILLIAN LAUB
    At the beginning of the 20th century, sick Americans typically died at home. By the middle of it, they mostly died in hospitals. And yet this great transformation in the geography of death was, at first, of little interest to medical providers: In the 1960s, some doctors routinely chose not to inform terminal patients of their fate. Studies found hospitals stashing dying people at the ends of halls and largely ignoring them. Medicine, it was said, was about healing people. It had nothing to offer the already dying. That began to change with the broad acceptance of hospice, which spread...
  • R.I.P. Madeleine Sherwood, Mother Superior on 'The Flying Nun'

    04/26/2016 6:30:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    metv.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | metvstaff
    Madeleine Sherwood performed Tennessee Williams dramas on stage and screen, and worked with legendary film director Elia Kazan. Her Broadway roles included The Crucible, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Camelot — roles that any actor would envy. However, the Quebec native is perhaps best known for running a convent of nuns in Puerto Rico on television. For three seasons, Sherwood portrayed Reverend Mother Superior Placido on The Flying Nun, the charming, quirky 1960s sitcom that sent Sally Field soaring to a new level of stardom. As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, Sherwood has died at the age of...
  • Yemen’s Missionaries of Charity: The Nuns Killed by Islamic State Jihadists

    03/29/2016 8:13:33 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2016 | Mary Chastain
    The four nuns running a nursing home in Aden, Yemen, killed by the Islamic State earlier this month, belonged to the Missionaries of Charity, established by Blessed Mother Teresa.
  • Mother Angelica’s Legendary Rant Against the Liberal Church (Catholic Caucus)

    03/28/2016 6:19:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.
    The video earned her a rebuke from the bishops — but Mother never apologized for it The 1993 World Youth Day was a turning point for Mother Angelica. It had been 12 years since the launch of her Eternal Word Television Network — a venture dogged by opposition from the U.S. bishops from the start — but that year she had had enough. After a female mime played Our Lord in the living Stations of the Cross in front of an audience of thousands — including Pope John Paul II himself — Mother Angelica appeared on her daily show excoriating...