Consecrated Life

Biden says nuns inspire him to run, plans to sue Little Sisters of the Poor

Catholic News agency, August 13, 2020 Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has released a campaign video in which he credits his Catholic faith, Pope Francis, and the example of nuns for his personal inspiration. The short video was released August 9 on the Democratic National... read more

Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Order Protecting Little Sisters From Funding Abortions

Steven Ertelt, LifeNews, July 8, 2020 | The Supreme Court issued a ruling today upholding a pro-life order from President Donald Trump that protected the Little Sisters of the Poor from being force to pay for abortion-causing drugs under their health insurance plan. Abortion advocates have... read more

Vatican orders founder to leave ecumenical community

Catholic News Agency, May 28, 2020 The Vatican has ordered the prominent Italian Catholic layman Enzo Bianchi to leave the monastery he founded in 1965. The Holy See made the ruling in a decree dated May 13, signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and approved by Pope... read more

One in four new Catholic priests in Europe is Polish – but numbers are falling

Notes from Poland, February 17, 2020 One in four ordainments of Catholic diocesan priests in Europe takes place in Poland, according to data from the Polish Institute for Catholic Church Statistics. But the number of new priests is falling overall, while there has been a rise in the number... read more

Pope Francis Sets Aside Proposal on Married Priests

The decision, in a letter on Catholic life in remote Amazon areas, is a victory for conservative forces who had warned that change there would put the church on a slippery slope. By Jason Horowitz and Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, February 12, 2020 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has... read more
A Sister of Life at opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life.

The new Sisterhood: traditional orders are booming

By Joanna Bogle, Catholic Herald, December 29, 2019 The blue-and-white clad Sisters of the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham have recently acquired a new novitiate, a converted barn in Dereham, Norfolk, on a large stretch of land with another barn which they are turning into extra rooms for... read more