Wednesday, December 15, 2010
BY PAT ARCHBOLD
We have all seen the war movies and heard the stories of those too young to serve lying about their age so as to join the service in defense of liberty, justice, or freedom. Some said they were young and naive, but they wanted to be in the battle. They wanted to make a difference.
When I hear these stories, I usually think of the kid from Brooklyn or the farm boy out of Iowa. They knew where the real battle of their day was occurring and they wanted to be part of it.
The kid from Brooklyn, the farm boy from Iowa, the nuns at Walsingham?...
Read the rest at The National Catholic Register.
Update to the story on the Walsingham Nuns
Get thee out of a nunnery, bishop tells sisters
Three nuns have been forced to leave their convent and hand over their habits as the row over defections from The Church of England to Rome becomes increasingly divisive.
By Jonathan Wynne-Jones, Religious Affairs Correspondent
19 Dec 2010
The nuns were asked to leave the Priory of Our Lady of Walsingham after revealing they planned to join the Roman Catholic Church.
The Rt Rev Peter Wheatley, the Bishop of Edmonton and Visitor to the house, told the nuns to leave the house they were sharing with four other, older, sisters.
Relations had become strained in the convent following the decision by the younger sisters to join the Ordinariate – the structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI to welcome disillusioned Anglicans into the Catholic fold.
The older nuns were upset by their announcement, which they felt divided the house and left them facing the task of running the community on their own.
Sisters Wendy Renate, Jane Louise and Carolyne Joseph, wanted to stay at the priory until they were able to be received as Catholics, but were told to leave as soon as possible...
Read the rest in The Telegraph
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