The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence SPIalso called Order of Perpetual Indulgence OPI is a charity, protest, and street performance organization that uses drag and religious imagery to call attention to sexual intolerance and satirizes issues of gender and morality. At their inception ina small group of gay men in San Francisco began wearing the attire of nuns in visible situations using camp to draw attention to social conflicts and problems in the Castro District. The Sisters have grown throughout the U.
A Catholic nun's anti-gay comments have spurred backlash from both parents and students in North Carolina. Parents were not told about the assembly or the material being discussed, the outlet notes. They are not born with it.
Listen Listening Mary Dispenza came out of the closet more than 20 years ago. At the time, the former nun was directing pastoral nun services at the Seattle Archdiocese.
For thoughtful coverage of Australia delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Australia Letter. SYDNEY, Australia — Sister Joan Chittister, a well-known American nun, feminist and scholar, was looking forward to speaking at a Catholic education conference in Australia next year, figuring there would be plenty to discuss in a country where Catholic schools educate roughly one in five children. But then Sister Joan, 83, received an email a few weeks ago effectively telling her not to come, saying that the Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter Comensoli, had not endorsed the invitation.
The following post is an excerpt from the new book, If Nuns Ruled the World Open Road, Septemberwhich aims to shatter stereotypes about Catholic nuns. This chapter profiles Sister Jeannine Gramick, who has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of gays and lesbians in the Catholic Church despite repeated censures from the Vatican for her activities. How could Sister Jeannine Gramick have known that meeting a handsome gay stranger named Dominic at a house party on Spruce Street in West Philadelphia would completely change the course of her life?
It has been the subject of spirited discussions, emotional exchanges, fervent Facebook posts. The decision, which stands in contrast to official church teaching on gay marriage, was greeted with a mixture of responses by the school community. The graduates formed a chat group on Facebook to discuss the issue and urge the school to change its policy.
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Growing up in a rural part of northern Brazil, she says her family was deeply Catholic and made it known that attending Mass was a requirement, not an option. In fact, because of the lack of priests in the area, her father would preach regularly to their local congregation. And, boy, did Dos Passos experience Catholicism. She seemingly found her calling at 15, after working with local nuns as a way to get involved with social justice issues.
The United States Supreme Court on Monday avoided taking action on two potentially inflammatory cases that touched on issues of religious liberty. The first case, Klein v. Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industriesconcerned a pair of Oregon bakers who cited religious objections in declining to bake a cake for a lesbian couple's wedding inPBS reports.