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  • Bizarre and Horrifying Cases of Mass Hysteria Through History

    03/15/2022 8:49:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    The term ‘hysteria’ derives from the Greek word ‘hystera’ meaning ‘uterus,’ and is generally attributed to the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. In the 15th century, another outbreak of mass hysteria occurred in Germany when a nun in a convent started biting the other sisters. Before long, the behavior spread throughout the convent and, as news spread further afield, so too did the phenomenon, resulting in biting outbreaks in convents across Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. After a few examples of nuns being punished, the behavior quickly subsided. In the 1844 book ‘Epidemics of the Middle Ages’ account is given of...
  • Traditional Nuns in Pennsylvania Will ‘Stand Up and Fight’ Vatican’s Attack on Contemplative Life

    11/23/2021 6:34:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/23/21 | Maike Hickson
    These holy women need the fierce protection and ongoing support of Catholic laity in the face of a coordinated onslaught by this papacy to undermine, secularize, and monetize this cloistered order.'FAIRFIELD, Pennsylvania (LifeSiteNews) — A community of traditional nuns have rejected Vatican instructions aimed at undermining their contemplative way of life. Catherine Bauer, the official spokeswoman for the traditional Carmelite nuns of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, has given an interview to Catholic World Report explaining the situation of these nuns in the wake of a recent apostolic visitation that took place at the end of September. She described the changes being demanded...
  • ‘The goal is love’: Behind the scenes of the LA Archdiocese’s new podcast

    07/12/2021 10:46:11 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 1 replies
    Angelus ^ | July 12, 2021 | Ann Rodgers
    On the way home from his psychiatric practice, Dr. John Masko used to stop at St. Mary’s Abbey in Wrentham, Massachusetts, to buy chocolates that the nuns made — and sometimes to attend Mass. On those visits to the Trappistine monastery in the 1990s, he discovered something that changed his understanding of living the faith: a gift he is sharing through the new podcast series, “The Beauty Within.” Glimpses of the sisters at work and prayer led him to reconsider his assumptions about cloistered nuns, those who live a life of prayer inside their monastery and don’t do ministry in...
  • With Last Nuns Gone, Empty Barrington Monastery Is On The Market for $3.5M [Rhode Island]

    06/16/2021 6:30:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    WPRI Channel 12 ^ | 6/15/21 | Ted Nesi
    BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A former monastery left vacant when the last nuns moved out has gone on the market for over $3 million, and now Barrington officials are seeking to buy the property. With their numbers dwindling, the final six Roman Catholic sisters of the Discalced Carmelite order last year decided to vacate the location on Watson Avenue where they had lived a cloistered life of prayer since 1957. “It’s really the only option available to us at this time,” one of the six, Sister Sue Lamb, told the Rhode Island Catholic in October. “We’ve lost about 14 sisters...
  • Skeletons of WWII-era nuns murdered by Soviets unearthed in Poland

    03/16/2021 3:23:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Live Science ^ | Mindy Weisberger
    Archaeologists recently unearthed the skeletons of three Catholic nuns who were murdered by Soviet soldiers at the end of World War II. Their discovery concludes a months-long search for the bones of seven nuns who were killed during the former Soviet Union's brutal occupation of the war-torn country. Russia's Red Army invaded Poland [again] in 1944, as Nazi Germany withdrew their soldiers. During that time, Soviet forces sought to seize control by suppressing Polish militia and religious figures, imprisoning, deporting and killing Polish soldiers, clergy and civilians. Records from 1945 documented Soviet soldiers slaughtering seven nuns in the order of...
  • Several nuns die after taking first shot of COVID vaccine

    02/25/2021 6:07:08 PM PST · by ebb tide · 143 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 25, 2021 | David McLoone
    Several nuns die after taking first shot of COVID vaccineOut of 35 nuns, 26 tested positive for COVID just two days after getting the vaccine.VILLA HILLS, Kentucky, February 25, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Earlier this month, 35 nuns in a northern Kentucky convent received an mRNA-developed COVID-19 vaccine. Just two days later, two died and twenty six others tested positive for the virus.Sister Aileen Bankemper, prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg, noted that the monastery was completely locked down, with no movement of people into or out of the premises for some time prior to having the sisters vaccinated:...
  • Ursuline Sisters join growing list of US bishops telling LGBT youth that ‘God is on your side’

    02/09/2021 11:28:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 8, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    Ursuline Sisters join growing list of US bishops telling LGBT youth that ‘God is on your side’The statement appears to contradict Catholic teaching that holds that God does not make anyone homosexualFebruary 8, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – A group of U.S. religious sisters have joined a slowly growing list of U.S. bishops who are telling young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender that “God is on your side.”LifeSiteNews reported Jan. 25 that seven bishops and one cardinal had signed a statement in partnership with the pro-homosexual advocacy group Tyler Clementi Foundation in support of young people who identify...
  • Nearly 2,000 Catholic Nuns Sign Letter Demanding Trump ‘Count the Votes’

    11/06/2020 6:37:02 PM PST · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 11/5/20 | Jack Jenkins
    ‘It may be frustrating that we do not know immediately who won our 2020 Presidential election. Nonetheless, democracy is worth the hard work and the wait,’ said Sister Simone Campbell.(RNS) — Nearly 2,000 nuns have signed a letter addressed to President Donald Trump suggesting he abandon calls to halt vote tallies in various states and instead “count the votes.” The letter accuses “some elected officials” of making “the immoral choice to hold onto power at any cost, including disenfranchising thousands, denying their most sacred gift: their voice.” “We took vows as Catholic Sisters, and you took a vow to uphold...
  • ‘God Will Keep You Warm’: Donald Trump Welcomes Nuns to Frigid Michigan Rally

    11/02/2020 5:18:01 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 1 2020 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump welcomed a group of nuns to his rally in Washington, Michigan, on Sunday. “Those beautiful sisters. Wow,” Trump marveled. “Well, we’re with you. You know that.” A group of nuns appeared with Trump’s supporters at a frigid campaign rally in Michigan. Snow flurries fell in 38 degree weather when Trump took the stage with wind gusts up to 22 miles per hour, according to at the time.
  • It's Come to This...MAGA-Supporting Nuns Are Being Doxxed By Liberals

    10/31/2020 9:38:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 10/31/2020 | Matt Vespa
    It happened a few days ago, but it’s still disgusting. Apparently, nuns were subjected to being doxxed by the unhinged leftists on Twitter. What sin did they commit that would warrant such a response? They support President Trump. Oh yes, break out the tar and feathers, right? This is just anathema to the Left. First, they’re nuns. Liberals hate religion. And yes, we have not forgotten when these clowns booed God during the Democratic National Convention. Second, they support Trump. It’s two things liberal America hates, one more than the other. The reaction was an ‘as expected,’ but still ghoulish....
  • California Doubles Down on Rule Forcing Catholic Nuns to Pay for Abortion

    02/26/2020 6:16:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Facing the threat of major cuts to federal HHS funds, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has said the state will not back down from its ban on health insurance plans that exclude abortion, even after federal authorities have sided with Catholic nuns who object to the ban. The attorney general has accused the federal government of interfering in his state’s sovereign duty to protect women’s “reproductive rights.” “Clearly, this is a disappointing response by the attorney general,” Stephen J. Greene, the attorney representing the Missionary Guadalupanas of the Holy Spirit religious sisters said in a statement sent to CNA on...
  • Franciscan Sisters to End Perpetual Prayers at Chapel

    01/28/2020 4:41:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/27/20 | AP
    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin- For nearly a century and a half, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have said prayers every hour of every day in their chapel in La Crosse. But next month that practice will be coming to an end. The sisters have announced that after a dozen years of study and reflection, they will begin to cut back their prayer ritual, which began in 1878, to 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. In 1997, prayer partners were invited to take the daytime hours while sisters living at St. Rose Convent continued the night hours. As demographics continued changing...
  • Lehigh Valley man admits he threatened to hurt nuns, told them ‘Time for assassinations!’

    10/22/2019 6:03:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lehighvalleylive ^ | October 18, 2019 | Rudy Miller | For
    A Lehigh Valley man admitted he sent messages threatening to harm members of the Little Sisters of the Poor, an organization of nuns that provides shelter and charity to elderly people. Jaan Kruus Jr., 55, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday in Allentown to sending a threatening message to the organization in Washington, D.C. As part of a plea deal, a second charge was dropped. The Emmaus resident admitted he emailed this message Feb. 3, 2017. The capitalization and punctuation are verbatim: “Get out of my country now or else. We know where you live and work!! And are coming...
  • BreakPoint: From Forcing Nuns to Freeing Nurses

    08/30/2019 7:36:14 PM PDT · by Morgana ^ | AUG, 30, 2019 | John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris
    According to the records, in Fiscal Year 2018 the U.S. Health and Human Services Civil Rights Office received over a thousand complaints, alleging conscience violations or religious discrimination. That’s significantly more than in any year recorded under the previous presidential administration. One complaint came from a Catholic nurse working at the University of Vermont Medical Center. The unnamed nurse claims that her employer forced her to take part in an abortion, though she had informed the hospital of her pro-life beliefs. The nurse was scheduled to help a patient who had suffered a miscarriage, but when she walked into the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Dominican Nuns in Tuscany vs. the Vatican, with Help from the Locals

    08/20/2019 11:35:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | August 20, 2019 | Hilary White
    [Catholic Caucus] Dominican Nuns in Tuscany vs. the Vatican, with Help from the Locals Late in June, we received a warning from a village on the edge of Tuscany that yet another religious house with the wrong sort of mindset was facing the now dreaded prospect of a Vatican “visitator.” The contemplative Dominican monastery of Marradi, the spiritual heart of the little mountain town for over four centuries, is threatened with forced closure by the Vatican, ostensibly because their numbers recently dropped below the Vatican’s prescribed minimum for “alive and vital autonomy.”Local people, however, believe that this is a pretext,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Latin Mass, Church traditions bring boom in vocations for US order of nuns

    08/14/2019 6:23:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 13, 2019 | Drew Belsky
    [Catholic Caucus] Latin Mass, Church traditions bring boom in vocations for US order of nuns FAIRFIELD, Pennsylvania, August 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In an age where religious professions are in decline, especially in the United States, one order is looking back in time to buck the trend. The Discalced Carmelites have turned from the modern Church’s reforms of the 1960s and embraced ancient traditions – particularly the traditional Latin Mass. Now their order is booming, with multiple at-capacity monasteries dotting the eastern U.S. Since 2000, the Carmelites have been faced with the sort of challenge many religious orders pine...
  • Dozens of scantily-clad students dress as naughty nuns and take to the streets of Sydney...

    06/12/2019 7:10:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 12, 2019 | Brittany Chain For Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: Dozens of scantily-clad students dress as naughty nuns and take to the streets of Sydney - but they're not on a night out Students at some of Sydney's most prestigious universities are protesting anti-abortion laws by dressing up as 'naughty nuns' and posing in front of churches. Members of The Women's Collective chapters at the University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and Macquarie University joined hundreds of women at the 'our bodies our choice' rally in Sydney on Saturday. 'We were so proud to be a part of this team! Christ compelled us,' members of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican all but wipes out conservative order of nuns for ‘too much prayer’

    06/07/2019 9:44:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | June 7, 2019 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican all but wipes out conservative order of nuns for ‘too much prayer’ June 7, 2019 ( — All but five of the 39 Little Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, a conservative French religious order, have been relieved of their vows by the Vatican after refusing to submit to a group of Vatican-appointed commissioners led by a habitless liberal nun who wanted to impose “modern orientations” on the group, in the sister’s words. The 34 nuns, who dress in traditional habits and care for the disabled and elderly in four different nursing homes, have been...
  • Pope acknowledges priests, bishops have sexually abused nuns

    02/05/2019 12:12:45 PM PST · by bgill · 28 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Feb. 5, 2019 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis has for the first time publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and says he is committed to doing more to fight the problem. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Francis noted that Pope Benedict XVI had taken action against a France-based order after some of its religious sisters had been reduced to "sexual slavery" at the hands of the priest who founded the order and other priests. "Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it's a path that we have already begun," Francis said while returning home from the United...
  • Vatican Launches Track Team Made Up of Nuns, Clergy, Swiss Guard, and Other Staff

    01/18/2019 8:52:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 15, 2019 | Taylor Rojek
    A new international sports team may have a supernatural boost: Vatican representatives announced last week that the city-state has launched a national track and field team. The group will start with about 60 members, pending official clearance and a health examination required by the Italian government, Father Melchor Jose Sanchez de Toca y Alameda, team president and the head of the Vatican’s sports department in the culture ministry, told Runner’s World. Those members range in age from 18 to 62, and have a variety of professions within the Vatican. “There’s all types of people—it cuts across the Vatican world. There...