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  • On feast day, Carmelite nuns pray for conversion of ISIS

    On feast day, Carmelite nuns pray for conversion of ISIS

    • Sep 16, 2016

    On the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, marking the anniversary of their monastery, a group of Carmelite nuns prayed for the conversation of the radical Islamic terrorist group ISIS and the healing of a broken world, repeating the name of Mary 1,000 times.

  • Latin America sees a week of high Catholic drama

    Latin America sees a week of high Catholic drama

    • Sep 14, 2016

    From Mexico to Peru and from Argentina to Venezuela, the past week has been chock full of Catholic drama in Latin America, including debates over gay marriage, a cloistered convent under investigation, and a cardinal taking on a president over shortages of food and medicine.

  • Police raid on convent described as ‘disproportionate’

    Police raid on convent described as ‘disproportionate’

    • Aug 30, 2016

    A police raid on a convent in Argentina, including describing a traditional religious article used for self-mortification as a form of ‘torture,’ is being denounced as disproportionate by Catholic leaders, especially in a country where apparently more serious crimes do not attract the same aggressive response.