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Cleansing and re-inventing the Catholic Church: Let the sisters lead

My Franciscan schooling in Malaysia is one of the building blocks of my Catholic faith that I most cherish, next to everything I learned from my mother’s example.  Both the Franciscan nuns, and my mother, had little time for blind

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, US Bishops

Trayvon Martin and Timothy Dolan

“It is time for a new vision of a universal Church whose all-inclusive justice and unconditional love…can lead to a future that preserves the true right to life of all of God’s creatures.” Bert Thelen If Cardinal Tim Dolan was

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Posted in Cardinals, Child sex abuse, Freedom of Religion, I BLOG, LGBT Catholics, Missal Changes, Obamacare, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Women in the Church

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

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

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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