Sanctions against nuns spark backlash
Last week an obscure 2006 book on sexual ethics by a nun, a retired Yale Divinity School theologian, rocketed to number 13 on Amazon’s bestseller list.
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In singling out nuns, Catholic Church overlooks its history
When the Vatican called US nuns “radical,” it ignored the rich history of women in the church.
Under pressure, college cancels Kennedy speech
- A Worcester bishop pressured Anna Maria College in Paxton to disinvite Victoria Kennedy, saying her political views clash with Catholic teachings.
Young Catholic women back birth control use
- For young Catholic women born after birth control became accessible, the national debate over contraceptive coverage is about politics, not their lives.
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- Lent is no longer about privation, even if its intent, as the Catechism says, is to “acquire mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart.”
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a probate judge’s decision to order a 32-year-old schizophrenic woman to undergo an abortion and to then be sterilized.
Abuse victims assail Boston archdiocese on scandal’s 10th anniversary
- Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley issued a report today outlining the church’s response to the scandal that broke 10 years ago this month, but critics said they were unimpressed.
Many alleged abusers left off church list
- Cardinal O’Malley is credited with going public when many dioceses have not, but critics say he has stopped far short of a full accounting.
Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Brighton, established as an all-girls’ school in 1885, will become the new Saint Joseph Preparatory High School, opening its doors to the 200 boys and girls of Trinity Catholic High School in Newton, established in 1893.
For cardinal, a new final resting place
- A long-running dispute over the gravesite of Boston’s first cardinal has been resolved through negotiations, and Cardinal William H. O’Connell is finally at rest.