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  • Chicago filmmaker spent 8 years on new documentary 'Band of Sisters'

    Chicago filmmaker spent 8 years on new documentary 'Band of Sisters'
    "You didn't really have (to) think much for yourself," a nun says of her early years, in the new documentary "Band of Sisters," which has its world premiere at the Siskel Film Center this week. "All that went unchanged for years and years and years — until Vatican II."
  • The Vatican: a Showtime series, a ‘60 Minutes’ report

    The selection of a new pope has put attention back on the Vatican, and television is responding. Showtime on Friday announced the selection of a pope for “The Vatican,” a new series from Ridley Scott (“Gladiator,” “The Good...

    American nuns meet to discuss Vatican’s rebuke

    New York Times reporter Laurie Goodstein writes about the American nuns chastised by the Vatican for disobedience. The group meets this week in St. Louis: American nuns are preparing to assemble in St. Louis for a pivotal meeting at which they will try to...

    Obamacare lawsuit forces order of nuns into the public eye

    People recognized St. Jeanne Jugan by the begging basket she carried while walking down the roads of Brittany, in northwest France, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Going from door to door, Jugan would ask people for money, gifts —...

    'Comfort women' memorial highlights abuse worldwide

    To the editor: Residents of Glendale ought to be proud that their City Council voted to keep the "comfort women" memorial in the city's Central Park. ("Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park," Aug. 11) "Battering" of women...