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This Catholic nun is competing on Food Network's reality cooking show

Nov 9, 2015 - 02:25 pm .- Fans of the Food Network’s competitive cooking show “Chopped” can look forward to a special appearance on Monday night’s episode – Sister Alicia Torres, a Catholic religious sister from the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago.

Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep this nun out of New Orleans

Aug 27, 2015 - 04:13 pm .- For Sister Greta Jupiter, SSF, it was an odd sensation driving through New Orleans East in the months after Hurricane Katrina. Her neighborhood was quiet. The power, out. Gone was the familiar white noise of birds chirping. There was no traffic, save for military and first responders.

Nuns, guns and the Wild West – the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina

Aug 1, 2015 - 04:03 am .- Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale.

Power of prayer: Contemplative cloisters coming to Crimea?

Mar 14, 2015 - 04:57 pm .- It’s been one year since fighting broke out in Ukraine. The death toll has surpassed 6,000. Almost 1 million people have been displaced. And a February ceasefire agreement with Russia has created only a tenuous halt in hostilities, leaving the future uncertain.

Chart-topping Benedictine nuns to drop new album for Easter

Feb 28, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- Together with the joys of the Resurrection and feasting, this Easter will have an added delight: listening to the new album by the hit-making, Missouri-based Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

Coming soon: the Vatican's report on US women religious

Dec 4, 2014 - 01:51 pm .- The Vatican has confirmed it will release its report on the state of women religious in the United States later this month, following up on the apostolic visitation that concluded in January 2012.  

Nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' records first album

Sep 24, 2014 - 12:23 pm .- Universal has released a promotional video for the first album by Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Ursuline nun who won first place on last season’s The Voice Italy.  

Brutally slain nuns recalled as women 'enamored' with God

Sep 11, 2014 - 04:21 pm .- Remembering the lives of the three Xaverian Missionary nuns murdered in Burundi over the weekend, the order’s vicar general hailed them as simple women in love with God and those they served.  

Women religious attacked in Bangladesh

Jul 15, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- Last week dozens of armed men broke into a convent in northern Bangladesh, beating a group of nuns at a small mission.

Illinois nuns take legal action against bordering strip club

Jun 17, 2014 - 11:44 am .- The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo have taken legal action against a giant “adult entertainment” club built in their backyard – despite state law which prohibits such facilities within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.

Nun who won 'The Voice Italy' says priorities are Jesus, prayer

Jun 9, 2014 - 04:53 pm .- Speaking to reporters for the first time after her victory on The Voice Italy, Sister Cristina Scuccia said that she now plans to return to the two priorities in her life, which are “Jesus and prayer.”

Nun wins 'The Voice Italy,' leads crowd in Our Father

Jun 6, 2014 - 10:22 am .- In an emotional finale decided by Italian TV viewers, 25 year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia won the 2014 edition of The Voice Italy on June 5.

Elderly nun sentenced for nuclear site break-in

Feb 19, 2014 - 12:38 pm .- Sister Megan Rice of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into and causing damage at a Tennessee nuclear weapons manufacturing facility.

Chart-topping Benedictine nuns to release album for Lent

Feb 5, 2014 - 02:05 am .- The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles – an order of contemplative nuns who live in a cloister yet repeatedly climb music charts – are set to release an album for Lent later this month.

Pope Francis sends Christmas presents to 2,000 poor immigrants

Dec 18, 2013 - 11:33 am .- Two thousand immigrants at a shelter near the Vatican received simple Christmas presents from Pope Francis on the evening of Dec. 14.

Decreases in religious life could prompt canon law reform

Nov 2, 2013 - 06:39 am .- In the context of a discussion on the exodus of religious and priests, the heads of the congregation for religious have said that Pope Francis is open to a reformation of the Code of Canon Law.  

New LCWR head says assessment is about Church's future

Aug 24, 2013 - 10:15 am .- Sister Carol Zinn, the newly elected head of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, said the Vatican’s doctrinal assessment of the conference is “much more about the future” of the Catholic Church and not primarily about the conference itself.

Elderly nun found guilty over nuclear site break-in

May 10, 2013 - 12:02 am .- Sister Megan Rice of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus was convicted May 8 for breaking into and causing damage at a Tennessee nuclear weapons manufacturing facility.

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