(RNS) It’s the Catholic sisters versus the Koch brothers. That’s one way to look at the upcoming tour of the “Nuns of the Bus” crew, which hits the road next week for the third time in three years, a monthlong trip though 10 key Senate battleground states to campaign against the influence of outside money on politics.
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(RNS) ” … We don’t want to gobble up a woman a day!” Cardinal Gerhard Mueller told L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, in the edition published on Monday (Sept. 1).
The Fordham theologian defends her work and the American nuns, and offers reasons for the clash between theologians — and the sisters — and the Vatican. Conflict does arise but it can become “a link in the chain of a new process.”
(RNS) A French Jesuit’s ideas of “conscious evolution” may be at the heart of the showdown between American nuns and Vatican hard-liners.
(RNS) Representatives of most of the 50,000 sisters in the U.S. flatly rejected the charges by Cardinal Gerhard Mueller but said their conversation “was constructive in its frankness and lack of ambiguity.”
(RNS) Cardinal Gerhard Mueller acknowledged that his talk was “blunt,” and his remarks were the toughest since the takeover was announced in 2012. “What I must say is too important to dress up in flowery language.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Weeks after authorizing a continued investigation of American nuns, Pope Francis told a group of nuns and priests from Latin America not to worry if they found themselves under similar scrutiny.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (RNS) With the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, the “Nuns on the Bus” on Wednesday kicked off a cross-country tour for immigration reform aimed at giving a faith-based push to legislation that is hanging in the balance in Congress.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) With one of the more colorful unscripted expressions that have become a hallmark of his young pontificate, Pope Francis reminded nuns that they should be “fertile” spiritual mothers, not “‘spinsters.”