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  • Ted Cruz Takes Tough Stands For Religious Liberty

    09/12/2014 4:39:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Say this for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: He routinely takes principled stands on tough issues, even if it puts him at odds with his own party. Case in point: His comments this week in support of nuns and Israel. With the White House filing a new brief signalling it intends to force Catholic Sisters to violate their religious beliefs, the Texas Republican strongly defended religious liberty. Despite its defeat in the Hobby Lobby case, the White House last Monday was back at it, filing a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado explaining a rule...
  • Three Elderly Italian Nuns Raped, Murdered In Burundi Convent

    09/08/2014 8:35:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    AFP. ^ | 08 September 2014
    Three elderly Italian nuns were sexually assaulted and murdered in twin attacks in their convent in the capital of Burundi, police said today as a hunt was launched for their killers. Police initially reported that two nuns were stabbed to death yesterday afternoon. The killer then battered one of the two with a rock, before fleeing the convent. Italian authorities named the first two killed as Olga Raschietti, 83, and Lucia Pulici, 75, both Roman Catholic nuns. But in the early hours of today morning, another nun in the same convent was killed, her body beaten and head hacked off....
  • The Great Nunquisition: Why the Vatican Is Cracking Down on Sisters

    09/01/2014 10:26:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 103 replies
    Time ^ | 31 Aug 14 | Jo Piazza
    Today's generation of nuns are progressive women, two things the Church isn't used to Nuns are an endangered species. They are dying and not being replaced. More Florida Atheist Kicked Out of City Meeting For Refusing to Stand During InvocationHate Crime Laws: What the Amish Beard Cutting Case Means for the Rest of UsBrits on Edge: Police Get Power to Seize Terror Suspect Passports NBC NewsSkiing Standoff Could Be Downhill Run for Park City NBC NewsMajor Shift: Germany to Arm Anti-ISIS Forces in Iraq NBC News If you think the news is bad now, a world without nuns would be...
  • Pro-Lifers Slam Massive Fines Obama Wants on Catholic Nuns Who Oppose HHS Mandate

    08/25/2014 7:09:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    On Friday, the Obama administration revised the HHS mandate rules — the first revision since losing to Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court. The revisions provide no relief from the mandate and essentially restate how pro-life groups, like the Little Sisters, will have to pay huge fines if the violate the mandate. The upshot of the new rules? As Arina Grossu, Director for the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, tells LifeNews, it’s “the threat of crippling fines on non-profits who stand up for their freedom of conscience.” littlesisters2Congressman Chris Smith, the top pro-life advocate in the...
  • 37 Photos that Prove that Nuns Live Boring Lives

    08/24/2014 6:55:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Catholiclink.com ^ | Garrett Johnson
    When I entered I saw what I had written. I wanted to say a word to you and the word is “joy”. Wherever there are consecrated people, seminarians, men and women religious, young people, there is joy, there is always joy! It is the joy of freshness, the joy of following Jesus; the joy that the Holy Spirit gives us, not the joy of the world. There is joy! but — where is joy born? Joy is born from the gratuitousness of an encounter! It is hearing someone say, but not necessarily with words: “You are important to me”. This...
  • 8 August 2014: Updates from the Dominican Sisters in Iraq

    08/12/2014 7:55:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends, You might be surprised that we are writing this letter so soon since you received the last one. But events are happening so quickly here shocking everybody because of its brutality and cruelty. On the night of the Feast of Transfiguration shooting started after mid-night, and continued until noon of the next day. On the morning of the sixth of June many shells fell on Karakosh. Between 8:30 and 9:00 a shell fell on a house and it killed two boys (nine and five years old) who were playing in the garden; and it also...
  • The Sisters

    08/11/2014 8:33:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Regina ^ | staff
    Today, in cloisters and schools around America, the sound of young voices is ringing out. These sisters’ voices resound in classrooms, lift in chant, laugh on the playing field — and bring their fresh, healthy orthodox Catholicism into the spiritual desert. In September 1971, Sister Imelda Marie, O.P. stepped into our eighth grade classroom. She was greeted by a stunned silence. Sister smiled awkwardly, and then turned on her heel to write pre-algebra equations on the chalkboard. From the back of the classroom came a stifled giggle, then a raised hand. “Sister, where’s your habit?” Sister Imelda was a formal...
  • Do Franciscan Sisters have Bridal Showers

    08/06/2014 11:55:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    It is tradition among the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. The night before perpetual profession there’s a ‘Bride of Christ Shower’ (simple, yet festive reception) for the Sister(s) professing perpetual vows. Candles and lights helped create a warm atmosphere of joyful sharing on Sister Pamela Catherine’s August 1, 2014 party. Franciscan Bridal Shower BrideWho comes? The party is planned by those Sisters in Temporary Vows. Sisters on our General Administration are invited along with any Sisters who served as a support community for the Sister Pamela Catherine or for the Sisters in Temporary Profession that summer.
  • (Cloistered) Sisters fill their convent to the seams

    07/15/2014 1:25:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    OSV ^ | July 15, 2014 | Thomas L. McDonald
    Along with Mass and adoration, the Dominican sisters at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, N.J., gather for prayer seven times a day. Courtesy photo Within the walls of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, New Jersey, rows of simple crosses mark the graves of sisters who have gone before. It’s a potent symbol of life in the monastery, where women enter cloistered life intending never to leave, even in death.These Dominican nuns have been in this place of peace for almost 100 years, sustaining the Church every day through their prayer...
  • Ted Cruz Rips Pro-Abortion Democrats: “If You’re Litigating Against Nuns, You’re Doing It Wrong”

    07/17/2014 8:42:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Yesterday, Senate Democrats their bid to approve legislation to “overturn” the Supreme Court’s decision protecting Hobby Lobby and other companies from being forced to comply with the HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees. Republicans were able to sustain their filibuster against the bill atedcruz7nd prevailed on a 56-43 vote, with Democrats voting to move to a vote on the pro-abortion bill and almost all Republicans uniting to vote against it. During the debate, pro-life Texas Senator Ted Cruz let Democrats have it. “If you’re litigating against nuns, you have probably done something wrong,”...
  • Ireland's "Mass Grave" Hoax

    06/23/2014 5:44:29 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org/ ^ | June 23, 2014 | William Donohue
    Over the past month, the public has been treated to a series of news stories alleging that Irish nuns threw almost 800 babies into a septic tank outside a home for “fallen women” and children in the 20th century. As it turns out, the “mass grave” story is a hoax. To read Bill Donohue’s article, “Ireland’s ‘Mass Grave’ Hysteria,” click at link. It is being widely distributed in Ireland, England, and the United States.
  • For some clergy, legal abortion is a basic right

    04/23/2004 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies · 366+ views
    Sister Donna Quinn, a Palos Hills resident, attended the last two and is flying to this one with four other nuns. Rev. Nan Conser, a retired United Church of Christ minister in Golf, never went before but is going with a group of 10 clergy and lay people. Rev. Larry Greenfield, an American Baptist minister who leads Hyde Park Union Church, couldn't make it last time, but said he wouldn't miss this one for anything.
  • Fight for the rights of the unborn, and think no less of a child born out of wedlock...

    06/15/2014 10:05:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    6/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) Fight for the rights of the unborn. 2.) Think no less of a baby/infant/child brought to you without any parent, without any Godparents, as you do not know the future. Which to you is better: baptizing a baby brought to you by good RC parents,that God knows will grow up to deny your faith and be a hell-raiser, or one that asas no one there with him/her or born out ofof wedlock to lapsed parents that God knows will turn out to be righteous?. Who cares about then and there? God told Samuel that He can see what no...
  • Can an infant be baptized, be raised by believing parents & later turn from the faith?

    06/15/2014 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 290 replies
    6/15/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) An infant is baptized, is raised by believing parents and later when older turns from the faith. 2.) An infant is baptized, has no believing parents to be raised by, and when older doesn't turn from the faith. Given that the antithesis exists for 1 & 2, wouldn't it be prudent for the priest to baptize the fortunate infant as well as the unfortunate, as either could remain faithful when older, show perseverance against high odds, and no priest knows the future - only God Almighty? Given that only God knows the future, perhaps withholding baptism isn't an option...
  • Why That Story About Irish Babies "Dumped In A Septic Tank" Is A Hoax

    06/11/2014 8:43:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    FORBES ^ | 6/09/2014 @ 12:12PM | Eamonn Fingleton
    Few of us are inclined to look a gift horse in the mouth, and that applies in spades to journalists running with a sensational news story. But even by normal media standards, recent reports about the bones of 796 babies being found in the septic tank of an Irish orphanage betray a degree of cynicism and irresponsibility rarely surpassed by allegedly reputable news organizations. Although the media attributed the “dumped in a septic tank” allegation to Catherine Corless, a local amateur historian, she denies making it. Her attempt to correct the record was reported by the Irish Times newspaper on...
  • The AP Stylebook of Galileo, Pedophiles, and Galileo

    05/30/2014 3:54:57 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 2 replies
    NCRegister ^ | May 29, 2014 | Simcha Fisher
    I haven't seen the [AP Stylebook's] new religion chapter, but I have seen how the press generally reports on Catholicism -- and it seems like there are already some agreed-upon guidelines. For instance: Catholics in the news. If an actor, a football player, a CEO, or any other reasonably decent, successful or attractive person is a practicing Catholic, that is never relevant, and any reference to receiving the sacraments or belief in God must be edited out for clarity and brevity. However, if the story is about a transvestite stripper, a comedian who draws heavily on the comedic value of...
  • LCWR Responds After Tense Meeting With CDF’s Cardinal Gerhard Müller

    05/10/2014 6:24:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | May 9, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    On May 8, the Leadership Council of Women Religious (LCWR) issued a statement on their April 30 meeting with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.The statement is significant in that it’s a hopeful sign that the organization has heard the concerns expressed by Rome and may, in fact, be ready to listen–valuing its canonical status which has been conferred by the Holy See more than it values its autonomy.Because it’s so important a document, I’m permitting the Sisters to represent themselves, reprinting it below in its entirety.* * * * *First, the background. I outlined the problem in...
  • Lutheran nuns end Jerusalem mission to Shoah survivors

    04/21/2014 8:14:51 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 2 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/17/2014 | RENEE GHERT-ZAND
    For half a century, they’ve run a gratis guesthouse for Holocaust victims. Now an era is ending, and the nuns themselves are at something of a loss ...The Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary is a Lutheran-based order, but operates independently. It began as a Christian organization founded in 1947 by German theologian and intellectual Dr. Klara Schlink, along with Erika Madauss. As president of the Women’s Division of the German Student Christian Movement from 1933 to 1935, Schlink refused to comply with Nazi policy barring Jewish-born students from meetings. During WWII, Schlink was summoned twice by the Gestapo because of her...
  • Chart-topping Missouri nuns to release Lent album

    02/16/2014 5:14:19 PM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 2/16/14 | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH
    Eight times a day, a group of nuns files into a chapel in their rural northwest Missouri monastery to chant and worship. Quite unexpectedly, this private, prayerful pursuit has made the Benedictines of Mary a chart-topping recording industry curiosity. After being named Billboard's No. 1 Classical Traditional Artist of 2012 and 2013, the nuns released their third album, called "Lent At Ephesus," Feb. 11 on the De Montfort Music/Decca/Universal Classics label.
  • Report: $4M ransom paid to al-Qaeda-linked group for release of 13 nuns

    03/10/2014 6:04:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    YNET ^ | 3/14/14 | agencies
    A $4 million ransom was reportedly paid to the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front for the release of 13 Greek Orthodox nuns that were held by the rebel group for four months, Lebanese media reported on Monday In addition to that, some 150 imprisoned Syrian women were to be released in exchange for the nuns from Syrian government jails, along with three other women were taken from their convent in the Christian-dominated town of Maaloula during clashes in December.
  • Big Brother vs. Little Sisters

    02/28/2014 5:57:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Why aren't more people outraged over the Obama administration's war on religious liberty? The administration insists on coercing full compliance with the Obamacare mandates, even when 99.9 percent compliance would fully serve its purposes, and chooses to impose its iron will even against American citizens' God-given and constitutionally and statutorily protected religious freedoms. Despite straight-facedly promising that he would protect the religious liberties of people and groups and would not violate their conscience rights by forcing them to provide or support contraceptive or abortion services, President Obama has vigorously engaged in a scorched-earth campaign to do just the opposite. It's...
  • Supreme Court Grants Temporary Reprieve to Little Sisters of the Poor

    01/24/2014 6:39:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 1/24/14 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From Politico: The Obama administration cannot enforce the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage requirements against a Catholic nuns’ order for the time being, if the nuns tell the government they object to providing that coverage, the Supreme Court ruled Friday afternoon. The Supreme Court’s action could defuse for the time being a showdown between religious employers and the federal government over the procedures for providing contraceptive coverage to employees of hospitals, nursing homes and other entities run by religious groups.
  • Supreme Court says nuns can be exempt from ObamaCare mandate during case

    01/24/2014 6:02:56 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 6 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | Fox news pool
    The Supreme Court has ruled a group of Catholic nuns will not have to comply with the contraception mandate in ObamaCare while their lawsuit plays out in court, if they declare their objections in writing. .... [SNIP]
  • Nuns get partial win in contraception fight (they don't need to comply with a part of Husseincare)

    01/24/2014 5:49:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/24/14 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court said on Friday that, while litigation continues, an order of Roman Catholic nuns need not comply with a part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law requiring employers to provide insurance that covers contraception. In the latest skirmish over religious objections to providing government-mandated contraception, the four-sentence court order was a partial victory for the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Baltimore-based order of nuns that runs nursing homes, and Illinois-based Christian Brothers Services, which manages healthcare plans for Catholic groups. The unusually worded order by the court did impose a requirement on the groups...
  • USA Today to Obama admin: leave Little Sisters alone

    01/18/2014 2:58:58 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    cna ^ | January 14, 2014
    <p>Little Sisters of the Poor. Courtesy of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.</p> <p>Washington D.C., Jan 14, 2014 / 04:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The editors of USA Today have urged the Obama administration to stop trying to require the Little Sisters of the Poor to abide by the federal contraception mandate in violation of their religious beliefs.</p>
  • Little Sisters of the Poor vs. Obama -- free exercise of religion is under attack

    01/16/2014 5:39:07 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | January 16, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    .....Generally, for almost 230 years, the federal government left us alone to choose freely our religious practices and to worship as we believe. Until now. Today, the free exercise of religion is under attack by the government. When Congress enacted the Affordable Health Care Act -- I prefer to call it ObamaCare because it is President Obama’s brainchild, his signature legislation, and because there is nothing affordable about it -- members of Congress must have known that the law would impose obligations upon persons that would force them to engage in behavior in violation of their religious beliefs. snip His...
  • Obama Bullying Nuns (Part 2)

    01/14/2014 4:12:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I pointed out how PolitiFact crowned the promoter in chief's sound bite for Obamacare the "Lie of the Year" for 2013: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." I also made a prediction that among his top 10 falsehood contenders for 2014 will be a reversal of what he emphatically stated back on Sept. 9, 2009: "Under our (health care reform) plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions." I showed how President Barack Obama already has repeatedly broken that promise over the past few years. But a coup de grace came...
  • Little Sisters in the Political Madhouse - “President Obama vs. The Little Sisters of the Poor”

    01/09/2014 2:38:40 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    First Things ^ | January 9, 2014 | Pete Spiliakos
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has blocked the administration’s mandate that the Little Sisters of the Poor contract to provide contraception coverage to their employees. That the case has gone this far illustrates the sickness of the left, the complacence of our popular media culture, and the weakness (partly self-inflicted) of President Obama’s political opponents. The Little Sisters of the Poor provide nursing home care to the elderly poor. They are giving the old, indigent, and isolated not only a place to live, but the care rooted in a kind of personal love that neither the government nor business...
  • Jefferson and the nuns

    01/09/2014 2:26:00 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 9, 2014 | Morrissey
    I have a couple of concluding thoughts about the ignorant, bigoted screed from Jamie Stiehm and published by US News a couple of days ago, both of them about Thomas Jefferson. In attempting to defend the big-government project of ObamaCare, Stiehm oddly (and ignorantly) invoked the storied libertarian to boost her claims that the government should dictate the expression of faith: Catholics in high places of power have the most trouble, I’ve noticed, practicing the separation of church and state. The pugnacious Catholic Justice, Antonin Scalia, is the most aggressive offender on the Court, but not the only one. Of...
  • MSNBC Calls Catholic Nuns Who Don’t Want to be Forced to Fund Birth Control “a Threat”

    01/08/2014 9:06:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | Cortney O'Brien
    Monday’s NOW with Alex Wagner on MSNBC started with some video footage of nuns singing songs to the elderly poor. But, judging by the discussion that ensued between Wagner and her two guests, you’d think the Little Sisters of the Poor were more intimidating than the Sopranos. “The administration must now deal with this latest threat to the nation’s health care law: these ladies, the Little Sister of the Poor.” That was MSNBC’s Wagner, who also actually said: “It seems this administration has bent over backwards to ensure that people can exercise their religion” and, “Women’s lives are being saved...
  • "I Am A Little Sister Of The Poor" -

    01/08/2014 7:55:38 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 3 replies
    Burt Prelutsky . com ^ | 01/08/2014 | Burt Prelutsky
    IN ONE OF THE FEW HOLLYWOOD EPICS that wasn’t entirely wretched, there was a stirring moment in “Spartacus” when the Roman general stands before the slaves huddled on the ground and demands that Spartacus, the leader of the revolt, stand and identify himself. As Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) begins to get up in order that his fellow prisoners not be tortured on his behalf, the others rise, each of them insisting “I am Spartacus.” I think that when Obama and his thugs demand that an order of nuns or anyone else who holds sincere religious beliefs caves to the power of...
  • Obama Bullying Nuns (Part 1)

    01/07/2014 4:54:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | JANUARY 7, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    PolitiFact has crowned the promoter in chief's sound bite for Obamacare the "Lie of the Year" for 2013: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." And let me make a prediction that among his top 10 falsehood contenders for 2014 will be a reversal of what he emphatically stated back on Sept. 9, 2009: "Under our (health care reform) plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions." Indeed, just a few months later, he reiterated to ABC News: "I laid out a very simple principle, which is this is a health care bill, not...
  • Obama Admin Told Catholic Nuns They Must Offer Free Abortion Drugs

    01/06/2014 10:28:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Matt Bowman
    The Obama administration told the Supreme Court that nuns running an elder-care facility should have to provide “free” abortion drugs through their health-insurance plan. Witness your tax dollars at work. There is hope, though, that your hard-earned pay won’t be wasted on absurdities like this much longer. Religious freedom is so embedded in American law that Obamacare has suffered court orders against its mandate in 53 of 60 rulings so far. Yet despite having many opportunities to promote abortion without involving people of faith, the Obama administration refuses to cut its losses. Instead it has doubled down ferociously – insisting...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 January 2014

    01/05/2014 5:10:00 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 151 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 5 January 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 5th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Mitt Romney; Mark Rienzi, a lawyer for an organization of Catholic nuns challenging a requirement that some religion-affiliated groups provide health insurance that includes birth control; Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Gene Sperling, director of the White House's National Economic Council; Dr. John Noseworthy, CEO of the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Delos Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • New York Times: We also know better about religious fidelity than a bunch of nuns

    01/03/2014 10:14:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Everyone, it seems, knows better about how to live one’s faith in the public square than the nuns who have to facilitate contraception coverage for people who are sworn to celibacy. The New York Times editorial board followed the White House lead on arguing that the nuns aren’t really violating Catholic doctrine by facilitating access to contraception, despite what they themselves believe. And even if it did, the requirement doesn’t place a big burden on religious expression: A careful review of the matter should persuade Justice Sotomayor and her Supreme Court colleagues, who may also become involved now, that the...
  • Obama Versus the Nuns: Threatening to Take Away Their Religious Freedom

    01/03/2014 8:29:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - One of Obamacare's worst mandates that threatens to undermine our religious freedoms has run into a small, determined band of Catholic nuns. As key parts of President Obama's health care program went into effect Wednesday, a surprising Supreme Court order delayed a provision that will force religious groups to provide birth control procedures in their health insurance plans. In a David versus Goliath legal battle, Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued the stay late Tuesday in response to a plea from the Little Sisters of the Poor, a nonprofit order of nuns in Colorado who provide charitable services to low...
  • Did the nuns get to Justice Sonia Sotomayor?

    01/02/2014 7:15:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/02/2013 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    In the movie "The Blues Brothers," Jake and Elwood have a hilarious reunion with a nun from their younger days at the orphange in Chicago.  She tells them about the $5,000 in taxes due and the deadline.Then she did something that every Catholic will remember to one degree or another: "I prayed so hard for you.  It saddens and hurts me that the two young men whom  I raised to believe in The Ten Commandments have returned  to me as two thieves with filthy mouths and bad attitudes.Get out!  And don't come back until you've redeemed  yourselves!" And so they did.They put the band together and...
  • Evil Irish Nun Movies For Christmas

    12/13/2013 5:11:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The man whose last controversial movie was "Bully" certainly knows how to behave like one. Just ask New York Post film critic Kyle Smith, who dared to give a thumbs down to Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein's latest anti-Catholic attack film, "Philomena," carefully timed for release during the Christmas season. Weinstein took out a full-page color attack ad in The New York Times singling out Smith for abuse. It got his attention. "I've never been flogged in the public square, but now I have a rough idea what it's like," Smith responded. In all capital letters, the ad proclaimed "The New...
  • Pope calls for prayer for nuns kidnapped in Syria

    12/04/2013 2:02:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    (Vatican Radio) At the end of his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis called on everyone to pray for a group of nuns taken by force from the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Tecla in the ancient Christian town of Ma’lula in Syria. “Now I would like to invite everyone to pray for the religious sisters of the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Tecla in Ma’lula, in Syria, who, two days ago, were taken away by force by armed men,” he said. “Let us pray for these sisters, and for all those who have been kidnapped on account of the...
  • ObamaCare's Mandate To Shut Down Little Sisters Of The Poor

    09/28/2013 3:37:31 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 41 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 28, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ObamaCare: A group of nuns dedicated to caring for the elderly poor is suing to prevent an uncaring administration from shutting down their compassionate order over their refusal to obey the contraception mandate. There is no clearer or sadder example of the Obama administration's war on the First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty than the demand by the Department of Health and Human Services to violate their religious consciences or pay heavy fines. HHS has ruled that if the Sisters don't offer insurance policies to their employees that include free coverage for sterilization procedures, artificial contraceptives and abortifacients, these vowed-to-poverty...
  • Little Sisters of the Poor Sue Obama: Don’t Force us to Obey HHS Abortion Mandate

    09/25/2013 4:14:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A Catholic religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor, has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration asking the courts to protect them from being forced to comply with the HHS abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. Yesterday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order of Sisters dedicated to caring for the elderly poor. Without relief, the Little Sisters face millions of dollars in IRS fines because they cannot comply with the government’s...
  • Nuns top Billboard classical music chart

    09/09/2013 5:57:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Sisters record album as outreach to God Video only at linky
  • No real cooperation from women's religious group, author says

    08/25/2013 2:02:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | August 24, 2013 | Michelle Bauman
    Sr. Florence Deacon, OSF, outgoing president of the LCWR. Credit: Lisa Johnston for CNA. South Bend, Ind., Aug 24, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite a shift in tone, virtually no progress has been made toward the Vatican's goals for the reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, says an author who has closely followed the group. Group members “are making an effort to be more conciliatory, at least verbally,” said Ann Carey, author of the 1997 book “Sisters in Crisis: The Tragic Unraveling of Women's Religious Communities” and the newly-released “Sisters in Crisis Revisited: From Unraveling to...
  • Sisters in Communism

    07/20/2013 5:26:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 19, 2013 | Paul Kengor
    People’s World is the flagship publication of Communist Party USA, and the successor publication to the Daily Worker. It recently carried back-to-back articles that were very revealing of a dubious but old tradition among the American left. To wit: America’s communists have always found allies—useful idiots, dupes—among the liberal/progressive left, the mainstream Democratic Party, and (especially) the religious left. As to the latter, I’m ever reminded of the words of the late Herb Romerstein, who told me: “The religious left; they were the biggest suckers of them all.”
  • Mothers First Deer [Nuns Going Deer Hunting...Really]

    06/30/2013 5:27:33 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 21 replies
    Sisters of the Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus | 6/28/2013
    Mother is putting food on the table for the Sisters: she shot her first deer using our nuisance permit.
  • Nun, 83, Found Guilty of Intent to Injure National Security at Nuclear Complex

    05/09/2013 2:07:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | May 9, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    Sister Megan Rice of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity was reportedly found guilty of two felonies related to her breaking into a nuclear weapons production facility in Tennessee. Sentencing for the Villanova and Boston College graduate is expected to take place later this week. Sister Megan could face up to thirty year in the joint. In the past, she's spent 6 months in jail for her "protests. It seems that Sister, along with two other "activists" cut through the chain link fence, illegally entered the property, caused damage to the tune of over $1,000. And...
  • Pope tells nuns: you're spiritual 'mothers' not 'spinsters'

    05/08/2013 4:15:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    cathnews ^ | May 8, 2013
    Pope Francis told 800 nuns gathered at the Vatican on Wednesday that they should be spiritual "mothers" rather than "spinsters", and stressed the importance of showing obedience to the Catholic Church, reports AFP in The West Australian.The pontiff, 76, told the assembly of the International Union of Superiors General they should strive for "a fertile chastity, a chastity which produces spiritual children within the Church.""The ordained woman is a mother, she must be a mother and not a spinster! You are mothers, like the figures of Mary and the Mother Church," he told the nuns representing women's religious orders...
  • Nuns succeed in bid to halt strip club from opening next door

    04/23/2013 9:05:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life site ^ | John-Henry Westen
    MELROSE PARK, IL, April 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - This afternoon the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, Scalabrinian and Stone Park community residents held a press conference to celebrate the victory in preventing the strip club “Get It” from opening next to the convent. This group, along with P.A.S.O.- West Suburban Action Project, organized a grassroots campaign that resulted in a 500-people vigil in Stone Park, (the largest public demonstration in the town’s history) as well as over 3,000 signed petitions against the strip club and international, national and local media attention. The community sent a resounding message: “Get It,...
  • From Works of Mercy to Voter Fraud

    04/20/2013 3:53:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 18, 2012 | George Neumayr
    Burying the dead is a work of mercy. So, too, is voting for them, according to Sister Marguerite Kloos. Or at least that’s what she thought last year until Ohio investigators nabbed her for an act of voter fraud. This week she plead guilty to the charge of voting twice, acknowledging that she forged the signature of a deceased nun, Sister Rose Marie Hewitt, on an absentee ballot.“When the absentee ballot was received at Ms. Hewitt’s address, (Kloos) opened the envelope, forged Ms. Hewitt’s signature, voted Ms. Hewitt’s ballot, and mailed the ballot back to the Board of Elections,” according...
  • Pope Reaffirms Vatican's Call for Reform of U.S. Nuns' Group

    04/15/2013 1:40:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    American Catholic ^ | April 15, 2013 | CAROL GLATZ
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis reaffirmed the Vatican's call for reform of the U.S.-based Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Archbishop Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told the U.S.-based nuns' group that he had "recently discussed the doctrinal assessment with Pope Francis, who reaffirmed the findings of the assessment and the program of reform for this conference of major superiors." The doctrinal congregation met April 15 with the LCWR leadership and Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, who had been assigned by the Vatican to oversee the reform of the pontifically recognized leadership...