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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."
  • 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...

    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...

    St. Matthias' aging nuns move out and move on

    Sometime this month, the Sisters of Mercy will attend Mass, pray, and eat dinner together one last time at the St. Matthias convent in Bala Cynwyd. Then they will move out, leaving behind the 15-bedroom stone building that for decades housed the nuns who...

    Former Joliet bishop to preach at Cardinal George's funeral

    Former Joliet bishop to preach at Cardinal George's funeral
    Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, former leader of the Joliet Diocese, will return to the Chicago area this week to preach at the funeral of Cardinal Francis George. According to a spokesman for the Seattle Archdiocese, George invited Sartain...