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To evangelize, recognize

The Bishops are concerned about the need to step up the evangelizing. They wonder why Catholics appear to be falling away in greater numbers than ever from the institutional church. Maybe it’s a wardrobe issue? It’s hard to stand with

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Of Soft Hearts and Open Minds

Perhaps this is what an evening of “contemplative rhythm” feels like. The evening’s events had nothing to do with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) directly. But its spirit called to mind the words of Franciscan Sr. Pat Farrell,

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Posted in I BLOG, LGBT Families, Nuns, Uncategorized

SISTERS, YOU ROCK!

Send a note of thanks to the sisters as they gather in St. Louis to discern the way forward. And tell a friend to do the same. Letters need to be postmarked by August 1 to St. Louis – A

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Nuns — Still Inspiring 50 Years Later

This guest post by Dr. Pat Gozemba first appeared in Civil Beat July 25, 2012 Long before feminism made me believe I had a social and political mission focused on justice for all, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur,

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Nuns, Politics and Religion, US Bishops, Vatican, Women's Rights

Repeal Obamacare? What would Fr.Damien say?

“People are suffering. All over the place, people are suffering.”  Sr. Margaret Farley, professor emerita, Yale Divinity School. According to the National Catholic Reporter, a keen awareness of people’s suffering is what drives the Mercy sister and celebrated theologian to

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Posted in Freedom of Religion, Healthcare, I BLOG, Nuns, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Defining “Marvelous”

They are buried in one line under “Vowed Religious” on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Even the deacons get a whole paragraph before the sisters. (Because they are men?) In these times, when nuns are

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Posted in Freedom of Religion, Healthcare, I BLOG, Justice, Nuns, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Vatican

Nuns on the Bus

The bishops say these feminists  Are “straying” far from the fold. “We’re for life. All of life,” Say the sisters, doing as Jesus told. Nuns on the Bus steer To life and love, not power. They have no fear. Just

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Posted in Freedom of Religion, I BLOG, Justice, Nuns, Politics and Religion, Pro-Life, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Mandates

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has applauded 43 dioceses, hospitals, schools and church agencies for filing 12 lawsuits alleging that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate

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Gargoyles

Contemplating the gargoyles on the Cathedral of Lujan as they were being explained to her, five year old Sophie listened, then very politely said: “Please don’t talk. I’m thinking now.” Understanding why these sentinels were needed to terrorize people into

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Posted in I BLOG, Malaysia, Nuns, Rallies in Malaysia, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Vatican

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