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  • Vatican report cites achievements and challenges of US nuns

    Dec 17, 2014 1:00

    Vatican report cites achievements and challenges of US nuns

    (NYT) A Vatican investigation of American nuns begun under the previous pope, prompting protests from outraged Catholics, ended in Rome on Tuesday with the release of a generally appreciative report that acknowledged the achievements and the challenges the nuns face […]

     
  • American nuns on Vatican report: It’s great, but what’s next?

    Dec 17, 2014 0:19

    American nuns on Vatican report: It’s great, but what’s next?

    (Crux) Though welcoming the gentle tone of a long-anticipated Vatican report on the state of US nuns, some Catholic sisters expressed frustration with the six-year-long process, and said healing won’t come until a separate process investigating a liberal umbrella group […]

     
  • Vatican pushes US secretary of state on closing Guantanamo

    Dec 16, 2014 7:34

    Vatican pushes US secretary of state on closing Guantanamo

    (Crux) As the Obama administration continues to look for ways to shut down the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, Vatican officials pressed US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday to find “humanitarian solutions” for suspected terrorists. Kerry met […]

     
  • Holding their breath: American nuns wait for the release of Vatican report

    Dec 16, 2014 7:17

    Holding their breath: American nuns wait for the release of Vatican report

    (Washington Post) The Vatican will release a much-anticipated report on Tuesday examining the lives of American nuns. The report, known officially as an Apostolic Visitation, angered many American Catholics when it was announced in 2008 — many viewed it as an […]

     
  • US bishops say CIA torture a betrayal of American values

    Dec 15, 2014 6:00

    US bishops say CIA torture a betrayal of American values

    (Ecumenical News) The U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Committee for International Justice and Peace chairman says intelligence gathering techniques of the Central Intelligence Agency shown in a recent report have tarnished the United States. Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico […]

     
  • Vatican report on US nuns to be released in Rome

    Dec 15, 2014 5:56

    Vatican report on US nuns to be released in Rome

    (AP) A much-anticipated Vatican report on U.S. women’s religious orders, which was ordered under Pope Benedict XVI, will be released Tuesday in Rome ? and its contents will be closely watched for any sign of changed relations between the Roman […]