Vatican Ends Investigation of American Nun Group

Friday, April 17, 2015

Is this savvy public relations from the so-called "Cool Pope" or a step toward real change?



Nuns Vied With Bach For Top-Selling Albums of 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

As music critics assemble their best-of 2014 lists, another, probably very different barometer of musical taste has been revealed.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Band of Sisters” and Activist Nuns

Friday, January 17, 2014

Filmmaker Mary Fishman discusses her documentary “Band of Sisters,” the story of two nuns who advocate for the rights of immigrant detainees and deportees in and around a Chicago-area deportation center. The film follows sisters who continue their mission as organic farmers, environmental attorneys, peace activists, holistic health care practitioners, and more, even in the face of obstacles and threats cast by government agencies, the military, and the hierarchy of the Catholic church. It’s playing at Cinema Village.

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Albums of the Week

Benedictine Nuns from Missouri Keep Ancient Hymns and Chants Alive

Sunday, May 05, 2013

The chart topping Benedictines of Mary have released “Angels and Saints,” featuring 17 pieces in English and Latin associated with the feasts of holy saints and angels.

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Nuns, Grimm Face Off as National 'Bus' Tour Hits Staten Island

Monday, September 24, 2012

The so-called “Nuns on the Bus” took the ferry to Staten Island Monday to make the case against Rep. Michael Grimm – a New York Republican swept into office in 2010 with backing from the national tea party.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Barbara Marx Hubbard

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

In the wake of the Vatican's harsh rebuke of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), we talk with Barbara Marx Hubbard, the keynote speaker at the LCWR's recent Assembly.

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Prayer Before Politics for City's Nuns

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Prayer isn't the only thing on the minds of nuns in New York City. Last week, a letter from the Vatican condemned the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the organization that oversees most of the United States' nuns, for radical feminist ideas and pushing an agenda that backs the ordination of women.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Nuns and Social Justice

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Sister Simone Campbell, the Executive Director of Network, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, talks about being a progressive voice in the Catholic community, this summer’s nine-state Nuns on the Bus tour, and what the Vatican’s recent rebuke of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious means for the mission of nuns in this country.

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The Takeaway

Crisis Management In The Vatican

Thursday, June 07, 2012

First there were sexual abuse cover ups. Then there was a string of private letters and documents published in Italian newspapers called "Vatileaks" suggesting trouble in Rome. Now the Catholic Church has condemned an influential group of American nuns for promoting radical feminist themes." How is the Church handling this worsening public relations disaster?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nuns Now

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jesuit priest James Martin, a culture editor of America Magazine and author of Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, and Sister Mary Johnson, of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and professor of sociology and religious studies at Emmanuel College, discuss Vatican criticism of American nuns and their focus on poverty and economic justice.


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The Takeaway

Vatican Reprimands American Nuns for Promoting 'Radical Feminist Themes'

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The largest and most influential group of Catholic nuns in the United States has been reprimanded by the Vatican for promotingradical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.Sister Simone Campbell is the executive director of NETWORK, a national catholic social justice lobby cited in the Vatican document for wrongdoing. She describes her shock at Rome's claims and defends her lobby's work.

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The Takeaway

Nuns to Protest Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein did little to ingratiate himself to the general public when in November 2009 he told The Times of London that bankers do "God's work." Now Goldman will have to face those who actually are doing "God's work."

A coalition of Catholic nuns plans to cause a scene at the investment bank's annual shareholders meeting next month. The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and the Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel make up the coalition, and are all Goldman investors.  


The New Yorker: Out Loud

Paul Rudnick on Hollywood and nuns

Monday, July 13, 2009

Paul Rudnick on Hollywood and nuns.