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Medieval Nun Faked Death To Pursue 'The Way Of Carnal Lust,' Archives Reveal
Joan of Leeds reportedly tricked her fellow nuns into burying a dummy in her place and ran away from her York convent.
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Pope Admits Some Catholic Priests, Bishops Have Sexually Abused Nuns
The pope publicly confirmed that some priests have subjected nuns to "sexual slavery," and pledged to take action.
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This Nun Tweets A Daily Prayer To Trump For Him To 'Grow In Humility'
"It’s been the hardest spiritual practice I’ve ever committed to," Sister Susan Francois told The New York Times.
Catholic Nuns Bash GOP Tax Law On Nationwide Bus Tour
Ahead of the midterm elections, 30 Catholic sisters are touring the country to talk about how the tax law poses an “existential threat” to lower-income Americans.
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The Nuns On The Bus Are Going To Mar-a-Lago To Protest The Republican Tax Law
The social justice-focused sisters are traveling to 21 states ahead of the midterms.
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Nun's First Pitch At MLB Game Is Devilishly Good
Bless her wicked sinker.
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American Nuns Decry Sexual Abuse Of Religious Sisters By Priests
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
The largest association of American Catholic nuns says the church should hold abusers accountable.
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Last Nun In Property Dispute With Katy Perry Pledges To Continue The Fight
"Katy Perry is used to getting all she wants," the defiant Sister Rita Callanan said.
Meet The ‘Weed Nuns’ Who Want To Get America Lifted: 'We Would Have Been Burned At The Stake'
"We would have burned at the stake [for this]."
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The Super-Bowl-Watching Nuns Are Still The Best Part Of This Game
We are truly blessed.
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Pope Francis Compares Gossiping Nuns To Terrorists
He says they're worse than Shining Path guerrillas.
Nun With A Chainsaw Clears Hurricane Irma Debris Like A Pro
“There was a need. I had the means. So I wanted to help out,”
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Amid Priest Shortage, Vatican Gives Nun Permission To Conduct Catholic Wedding
With one wedding under her belt, Sister Pierrette Thiffault says she's ready to give it another go.
Nuns And Advocates Protest Planned Pipeline By Erecting A Chapel In Its Path
The sisters say the project violates their religious conviction that the Earth is sacred.
Nun Gives Lawmakers A Lesson In Morality With 'Ten Commandments Of Health Care'
#8: Thou shalt not allow insurance companies to discriminate against women, the elderly, and people in poverty.
110-Year-Old Nun's Secret To A Long Life Is Pretty Simple
"Love, love and keep on loving."
The Clown Who Stumbled Into Grace
Johnathan Lee Iverson
The Holy Bible famously documents the stories of individuals whose origins in no way point toward the legacy they are celebrated
So Many Prelates; So Little Time
Journalist, feminist and nonfiction author, celiawexler.com
He says he's for feminism, provided it doesn't "demand uniformity" or "negate motherhood," whatever that means. But in the
Burqa, Miter, Cowl, Veil
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Senior Lecture, History of Religious Ideas, U of CA Irvine
Consider also judges in courtrooms. Do they need those robes to broadcast their sagacity? Might they dress like the rest
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Here's Why This Genderqueer, Polyromantic, Demisexual Person Wants To Be A Nun
I'm queer, I love honeycrisp apples, and I just really wish pe...
"I want to answer the what-would-Jesus-do question with how I live out my everyday life."
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Two Former Nuns Celebrate Their Love For Each Other In Italy
Because love is love is love.
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