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  • Almost 6,000 nuns call on politicians to play nice in 2016 races

    Almost 6,000 nuns call on politicians to play nice in 2016 races

    More than 5,600 U.S. religious sisters have signed a letter asking for civil discourse in the presidential campaign, asking candidates “to refrain from language that disrespects, dehumanizes or demonizes another” and to avoid “ideological extremism and hyper-partisanship.”

  • Catholic news in brief

    A Catholic community-organizing group from Massachusetts was recognized by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops for its 30 years of social justice advocacy during the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, DC, last month. The Massachusetts Communities Action Network, or MCAN, was presented the Sister Margaret Cafferty Development of Peoples

  • American nun: We feel vindicated at end of Vatican investigation

    One of the women at the heart of the Vatican investigation into the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the umbrella group for 80 percent of US nuns, says she and her sisters feel vindicated now that the investigation has ended. “The fact that the Vatican ended up affirming the work

  • The nuns spoke out, but the archbishop listened

    When 25 leaders of the largest organization of US nuns met for the first time with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle in 2012, after the Vatican appointed him to lead an overhaul of their group, they expected conflict. The nuns were hurt and confused when the Vatican accused them

  • Vatican crackdown on American nuns ends with a soft landing

    ROME — In an amicable end to what had been a deeply contentious process, the Vatican on Thursday announced the end of an investigation of America’s primary umbrella group for the leaders of women’s religious orders, paying tribute to the “crucial role” played by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious

  • A great week for Pope Francis in American PR

    ROME — Let’s engage in a fanciful exercise and imagine a war room in the bowels of the Vatican where a team of spin-doctors crafts communications strategy. No such operation exists, but for the sake of the exercise, let’s say it does. Looking ahead to Pope Francis’ trip to the


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