Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By Brian Wise
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.
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.
Monday, September 24, 2012
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
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.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
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.
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.
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?
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.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
The largest and most influential group of Catholic nuns in the United States has been reprimanded by the Vatican for promoting“radical 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.
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.