REFLECTION: Vatican diplomatic successes with nuns, the U.S. and Cuba

by Thomas Reese, S.J., NCR Diplomatic skills were on display at the Vatican this week when it issued its report on the U.S. sisters, hosted a visit from John Kerry, and midwifed an agreement between the United States and Cuba. First, the nuns. A sigh of relief echoed through convents all over the United States … Continue reading REFLECTION: Vatican diplomatic successes with nuns, the U.S. and Cuba

WOMEN RELIGIOUS: Cry out, sisters, cry out

by Joan Chittister, osb and Mary Lou Kownacki, osb Pax Christi USA Teachers of Peace Not too long ago, the world barely noticed nuns, and then only in some anonymous or stereotypical way. Now there is hardly an instance when the world does not notice them. The irony is palpable. When we looked like "nuns," … Continue reading WOMEN RELIGIOUS: Cry out, sisters, cry out