Religious Orders

‘Progressive’ Orders are Passing Away—the Future Belongs to the Faithful

Young women are rejecting the dissent perpetrated by women who use their status as religious to get attention for their attacks on settled Church teachings. BY Ann Carey Blog, November 10, 2017 This past Sunday, when our pastor based his homily on National Vocation Awareness Week, which ends... read more

Belgian Brothers of Charity defy Vatican over euthanasia

by Staff Reporter, 12 Sep 2017 The group has refused to reverse its decision to allow euthanasia in its hospitals The Belgian Brothers of Charity have defied the Pope and announced they will continue offering euthanasia at their hospitals despite being ordered to stop. The group said in a... read more

Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles attracting eager, college-educated women

They wear the traditional habit they've worn since Mother Lucita first arrived in LA from Mexico in 1927 AUGUST 18, 2017 BY ADMIN The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles boast 135 women strong and they say their mission is just as important now as it was 90 years ago.... read more

Women religious advised to stop focusing on dwindling numbers

Catholic News Service | Soli Salgado | August 14, 2017    | Sister Mary Pellegrino, outgoing president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, urged participants at the group’s annual assembly in Orlando not to focus on dwindling numbers of women religious but instead on the... read more

Nuns build chapel in attempt to block gas pipeline

By Catholic News Service, posted July 18, 2017 The Adorers of the Blood of Christ claim the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline poses a danger to God's creation.  A religious order of nuns has built a chapel on the route of a proposed new gas pipeline in Columbia, Pennsylvania.   The... read more

Vatican Cardinal enlists the help of SSPX to ‘fight the modernists’

By Claire Chretien March 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – In an explosive homily delivered Sunday, the leader of the Society of Pius X (SSPX) said the Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith wants the SSPX to be fully reconciled to help fight modernists in the Church. "Bishop... read more

New cardinal of brussels continues to mutilate his diocese

By Jan bentz February 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The recently appointed Archbishop of Brussels has taken another drastic step toward undoing the restorative reforms of his predecessor: another monastic brotherhood kicked out along with its fruitful apostolate. A further “self-mutilation” of... read more

Little Sisters of the Poor to leave St Louis after nearly 150 years

by Catholic News Service,  26 Aug 2016 The sisters cited a decrease in sufficient vocations as the reason for their departure The Little Sisters of the Poor are ending their ministry of caring for the elderly poor in the Archdiocese of St Louis, Missouri, after 147 years of service. The... read more

Three Franciscans indicted in Pennsylvania sexual abuse investigation

BY CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (CNS) — Three Franciscan priests were charged with conspiracy for endangering the welfare of children as well as for endangering the welfare of children in connection with a two-year investigation into sexual abuse in the Diocese of... read more

Mother Teresa to be made a saint, Pope Francis announces

Some 4,500 nuns are now part of the Missionaries of Charity sisterhood founded by Mother Teresa BBC News Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun who worked with the poor in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta), is to be declared a saint on 4 September, Pope Francis has announced. She... read more

Chicago nun wins ‘Chopped,’ hopes it will ‘bring some attention to the issue of hunger’

By Manya Brachear Pashman, Contact Reporter, Chicago Tribune Sister Alicia Torres became the Chopped champion on the Food Network’s reality TV cooking show, winning $10,000 for Our Lady of the Angels Mission to provide more home-cooked meals for neighbors in Humboldt Park. "The Lord... read more