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Pope Francis supports crackdown on US nuns

The Vatican says Pope Francis supports the Holy See's crackdown on the largest umbrella group of U.S. nuns, who were faulted for focusing too much on social justice instead of issues such as abortion. American sisters had expressed hope that Francis, a Jesuit whose emphasis on the poor mirrored their social outreach, would take a different approach than his predecessor.


Nuns become soldiers in the battle for the White House

Nuns in Politics

As the Nov. 6 election looms, these nuns have come to represent the divide among American Catholics, both in the pews and in the voting booth. Both Obama and Romney are battling for the Catholic vote, a crucial slice of the electorate that represents about 1 out of 4 voters nationwide.


US nuns consider response to Vatican censure


At a pivotal national meeting, members of the largest group for American nuns have been weighing whether they should accept or challenge a Vatican order to reform. The national assembly is the first since a Vatican review concluded the Roman Catholic sisters had tolerated dissent about the all-male priesthood, birth control and homosexuality, while remaining nearly silent in the fight against abortion. Officials at the Holy See want a full-scale overhaul of the organization under the authority of U.S. bishops.


Vatican: American nun's book on sex could harm Catholics

Just Love

An American nun’s book on sex has put Catholics at risk of “grave harm,” the Catholic Church announced Monday.


S&M! Nun rape! Lady Gaga is back!

S&M! Nun rape! Lady Gaga is back!

Lady Gaga's new music video for her single "Alejandro" is chock full of bed-ridden S&M imagery that makes it look like the softcore answer to "The Matrix." Oh, and let's not forget, the nun rape.


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