Ear of the Heart

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Okay, so I’ve got this book review pile which is like one of those friendship cakes that keep on growing no matter how much you eat, and one of the books sat there most of the summer was The Ear of the Heart by Mother Dolores Hart. I glanced at the hype about the book and [Read More...]

Sisters in Crisis

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A new edition of Ann Carey’s book gives an update on the crisis in women’s religious orders in the USA. This professionally researched and meticulous book will remain a historical resource for all those who wish to understand how in the space of forty years an army of faithful Catholic sisters ended up as new [Read More...]

The Little Girl as Warrior

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“Sanctity! It must be won at the point of a sword!” said the little warrior St Therese. If anyone has read her Story of a Soul and gave it up as a sentimental exercise in French bad taste they should pick up The Last Conversations. The first book might just put folks off with the cute [Read More...]

Liberalism and LCWR

LISA JOHNSTON | lisajohnston@archstl.org  Barbara Marx Hubbard smiled as women religious welcomed her to the stage with a dance.  Hubbard gave the keynote presentation to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious during their Annual Assembly in St. Lou

Is Liberalism dead? Ross Douthat comments here on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the decline of liberal Christianity. It’s a speculative piece which highlights the chasm that now exists within all forms of liberal Christianity and historic Christianity. I’ve written on the subject a few months ago here. This divide yawns not only [Read More...]

Nuns on the Run

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When I was at Bob Jones University I can remember a demure undergraduate who was a bit of a bluestocking saying to me, “I really like nuns and would love to be a nun if only they were Christian.” What she meant was that she wished there were Protestant nuns. She can be forgiven for [Read More...]

Bongo Nuns

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