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Nuns in Politics

Some nuns have come to represent the divide among American Catholics, both in the pews and in the voting booth.

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  • U.S. Deplores Nuns' Deaths in Nicaragua : Reaction: White House says Managua regime has not backed up accusation of Contras.
    White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said it is not known ... and we hope the Sandinistas do not seek to obscure this tragedy by engaging in a propaganda battle." Fitzwater said that the Contras ...
    04/3/2019 - 7:52 pm | View Link
  • The remarkable story of four stranded nuns, a remote island and a heroic submarine rescue
    “It was a sight to watch eight white figures with our skirts pinned up, moving slowly toward the opposite bank.” They waited from a jungle perch for rescue. Three days before their planned departure, ...
    07/14/2018 - 2:18 am | View Link
  • A New Inquisition: The Vatican targets US nuns
    Pat Farrell and three other sisters crossed St. Peter's Square through the fabled white columns, paused for a security check ... the leaders speak out against abortion and gay rights is a battle over ...
    08/28/2017 - 12:35 pm | View Link
  • The nuns who lived off the proceeds of prostitution
    Hence the long battle between the Repentite and the Confraternity of Our ... Caterina Vitale is portrayed dressed in white in a painting by Antoine de Favray which used to hang in the Selmun Palace ...
    01/30/2017 - 12:44 am | View Link
  • Story of Polish nuns gang-raped and made pregnant by advancing Soviet troops
    According to the film's director Anne Fontaine: 'This historical fact doesn’t reflect well on the Soviet soldiers, but it’s the truth; a truth that authorities refuses to divulge, even if several ...
    10/2/2016 - 3:25 am | View Link
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  • The Mysterious Provenance of Kylemore’s Battle Flag
    Benedictine priest and historian Dom Patrick Nolan stated, in his book “The Irish Dames of Ypres” (Browne and Nolan, Dublin, 1908) that, at the Battle of Ramillies, Lord Clare’s soldiers captured “colours” from the enemy, and that these were brought to Ypres and hung up as trophies in the convent choir. He quotes from contemporary ...
    04/18/2019 - 5:20 am | View Website
  • Immigrant nurse reports on Civil War hospital organized by ...
    Immigrant nurse reports on Civil War hospital organized by Nursing Nuns after Shiloh battle . Cultural. Painting of the Return of the 69th from Bull Run Unearthed. Blog Posts. The Real Story Behind The Immigrants’ Civil War Photo. Why I’m Writing The Immigrants’ Civil War. The Five Meanings of “The Immigrants’ Civil War”
    04/16/2019 - 3:10 pm | View Website
  • Nuns and Soldiers
    Nuns and Soldiers is a 1980 novel by Iris Murdoch.The setting is England and two of the main characters are Gertrude, a widow, and Anne, an ex-nun.. Plot. Guy Openshaw is 44 years old and on his death bed. Cancer is coming down hard on Guy, and he cannot stand the stream of visitors to his London flat. His wife Gertrude entertains the drop-ins, who were once part of a lively set that came by ...
    04/14/2019 - 12:10 am | View Website
  • Research: Killings and Mass Rape After World War II
    U.S. soldiers killed more than 200,000 soldiers and civilians, including one third of the population of Okinawa, in the April-June battle in 1945 for the island. After that the rape began, when up to 10,000 Okinawan women were raped.
    04/10/2019 - 1:15 pm | View Website
  • Battle of New Orleans: Old Ursuline Convent
    The Ursuline nuns kept their promise and every year a Mass of Thanksgiving in honor of Our Lady of Prompt Succor is held on January 8th, the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. In 1894, Pope Leo XIII authorized the Ursuline nuns to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Prompt Succor on the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans.
    04/6/2019 - 10:52 pm | View Website
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