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Hallelujah! The ridiculous and controversial six-year investigation into the lives of American nuns has finally concluded. The Vatican decided that these women were not pushing a radical feminist agenda on to its religious constituency, just an agenda to support and care for people who are in need of help and guidance. Bravo, Vatican. But while nuns are off the hook—for now—Catholic higher-ups did deem it necessary to note that the good works of these women are informed by a commitment to justice and a "feminist spirit. Read More
The title of this HBO documentary would have you believe that Dolores Hart’s toughest choice was leaving Hollywood (and Elvis) for life on a Benedictine Abbey. However, this short film actually highlights the many personal sacrifices she, and every woman on the Abbey, have made to become nuns. God is the Bigger Elvis charts Dolores’ life from Hollywood starlet to Mother Prioress, the second-highest ranking nun at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Connecticut. In 1959, at the height of her stardom, Dolores took a trip to the Abbey to relax from a role on Broadway. Read More
   The world’s oldest person, Eugenie Blanchard, died earlier today in St. Bart’s at the age of 114, according to The Huffington Post. The Caribbean super-centenarian was also the world’s oldest nun.  The woman to hold the title before Blanchard, Kama Chinen of Japan, died six months ago to the day. Have you ever noticed how the world’s oldest people keep…dying? Weird! It is possible that Blanchard’s vocation played a role in her longevity. A recent study done by Daniel Tomasulo, Ph.D. Read More