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August 24, 2006

I’ve finally begun reading Kenneth Briggs’s Double Crossed: Uncovering the Catholic Church’s Betrayal of American Nuns.

August 24, 2006

Did you know that the Vatican switchboard is manned – or, dare I say, nunned – by a group of sisters? The Catholic News Service recently published an article that mentions the team of switchboard operators responsible for handling all the calls to the Vatican.

August 20, 2006

What is up with these horror flicks about deranged nuns?? Today I came across the 2006 movie The Nun on the shelf of my local video rental store.

August 17, 2006

Many of us have so many questions related to our experience of God as well as understanding and living our faith. It seems the more we delve into our faith, the more question arise.

August 12, 2006

I just read a very interesting article called “Where have the nuns gone? Orders thriving despite ‘double-cross’ claim” on Catholic Online that was originally published in National Catholic Register (8/3/6). In the article the perspectives of two nuns on religious life are set in contrast.

August 10, 2006

In an earlier post I reflected on the question of what makes a nun different. One thing that in the past has set nuns apart from others is the habit.

July 29, 2006

On July 29, 2006, the Monroe IHM sisters all came together to celebrate Jubilee. A Jubilee is the anniversary of when a sister entered or professed vows in her religious community. casavant, community, ihm, jubilee

July 26, 2006

Unfortunately, it is movies like this that cement in people’s minds really bad stereotypes of nuns. Granted, the movie is a classic and people seem to love the portrayal of Sister Mary Stigmata. But the problem is that, since many people don’t know real live nuns or sisters, they automatically assume that nuns are categorically this way.

July 21, 2006

You never know where nuns will get “honorable” mention–whether fact or fiction. In this case, the questionable comment came during a tour of Chicago’s gangster history.