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  • Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

    The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its controversial overhaul of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. sisters under the social justice-minded Pope Francis.
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    UN Security Council gets graphic briefing on suspected Syria chlorine attacks U.N. Security Council members were moved to tears Thursday as the first eyewitness to the latest suspected chlorine attacks on civilians in Syria emerged from the country to...

    Vatican Report On U.S. Nuns Is Conciliatory; Connecticut Nun Led Fact-Finding

    Vatican Report On U.S. Nuns Is Conciliatory; Connecticut Nun Led Fact-Finding
    VATICAN CITY — A keenly awaited Vatican report on Roman Catholic nuns in the United States — completed under the leadership of a Connecticut nun — struck a conciliatory tone upon its release Tuesday, praising the nuns for their social...

    Vatican praises Roman Catholic nuns in U.S. after investigation

    Vatican praises Roman Catholic nuns in U.S. after investigation
    A Vatican report Tuesday paid glowing tribute to the social work carried out by America’s nuns, a sharp contrast to the Roman Catholic Church’s accusations that nuns had promoted “radical" feminist themes. The report, released at a...

    Sister Catherine McHugh, active in elderly issues, dies

    Sister Catherine Elizabeth "Katie" McHugh spent decades as a teacher and leader in Chicago's Catholic organizations, and was a force for change in areas such as nursing home care, equitable housing and health care. One of Sister McHugh's crowning...