Religious sisters found to have stolen money from Redondo Beach Catholic school

An internal investigation by a Redondo Beach Catholic parish has found that two longtime nuns who worked at the St. James School misappropriated a “substantial” amount of school funds for their personal use over a period of years, according to

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2018-11-30T18:43:23-08:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , |19 Comments

Number of priests, seminarians and nuns declines worldwide

Fides News Service offers some statistics of the missionary Church all over the world. The tables are taken from the latest edition of the “Church’s Book of Statistics” published (updated to 31 December 2016) regarding members of the Church, church

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2019-01-30T12:55:45-08:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , , |22 Comments

Number of nuns in US is collapsing

The website of the Philadelphia Archdiocese reports, several hundred religious institutes of women are likely to disappear in the next few decades. This report deals with nuns in America alone, so the situation in Africa and Asia is no doubt different. A

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2018-10-23T15:41:24-08:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Path to vocation varies, especially when sisters start out non-Catholic

Raised in an evangelical Christian family, a young California woman ventures abroad to study among the “dreaming spires” of Oxford University — and is introduced to a whole new world of faith. Exposed to the traditions of the Catholic and

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2018-08-01T10:20:45-08:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Vatican issues new rules for cloistered nuns

The Vatican published an instruction Tuesday aimed at applying norms established in Pope Francis’ 2016 apostolic constitution on women’s contemplative orders, which emphasizes the need for networks of monasteries in contemplative life. The instruction states that all monasteries of nuns

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2019-01-25T10:06:40-08:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Nearly 100 retired nuns evacuated from LA nursing home threatened by fire

Mary Kowalski wasn't bothered when she was told by the nursing home staff to pack all her belongings and get ready to evacuate. It was at 5 a.m. Wednesday, and ash-filled smoke from the multimillion-dollar homes burning in the Skirball

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2017-12-08T07:36:05-08:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Dominican sisters communicate with visitors through iron gate at Hollywood convent

A cloistered convent in the city of Hollywood may seem out of place — but even the stars of Tinseltown need to hide away and pray sometimes. Bob Hope, Debbie Reynolds and Norma Foster were old visitors to the white

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2017-10-10T09:25:55-08:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

They heard the shots during Benediction at the convent chapel

Missionaries of Charity, friends and supporters, and parishioners of St. Michael Church in the San Francisco neighborhood of Oceanview walked through the neighborhood Aug. 27 after Sunday Mass, praying the rosary for peace and asking the intercession of Our Lady

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2017-09-12T14:33:34-08:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |0 Comments