A couple years back, NCR at editor at large Tom Roberts almost apologetically asked me if he could have some time off because he needed to finish writing the biography of Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister he had been working on. "Tom," I answered, "take all the time you need. That work will be as important as anything you'd be writing for NCR over the next couple weeks. Go for it."
Preview: "Who writes a biography about a nun? Can you think of anything duller?" asked Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister, at an event marking the publication of her new biography.
Preview: An excerpt from the biography Joan Chittister: Her Journey from Certainty to Faith, describes a young Chittister determined to fulfill the desire to become a nun.
Global Sisters Report: Catholic women religious and observers reacted with notable -- but muted -- relief to the end of Vatican oversight of LCWR.
From Where I Stand: The final report on the apostolic visitation of American nuns takes on a completely different tone than at its inception.
On Dec. 22, 2008, the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life announced an apostolic visitation to investigate the lives of sisters in the United States. This announcement begins the book Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation, a journey of sisters together across the United States.
After meditating with the upcoming book Sacred Seed (Golden Sufi Center, 2014), I envisioned hundreds of copies of the beautifully illustrated paperback showing up on Hillary Clinton's doorstep.
The copies would be gifts from organic farmers and members of the spiritual ecology community.
Simply Spirit: A great woman has gone from our midst. Her name is Christine Vladimiroff, and we who are passionate about reform owe profound thanks for this woman's life.
NCR Today: Synod on the family starts this weekend; Kansas City sexual abuse lawsuit on trial; Obama administration criticizes Israel; Filipino activists began climate walk
Global Sisters Report: Sr. Christine Vladimiroff refused to follow a Vatican order to prohibit Sr. Joan Chittister from speaking at a conference advocating women's ordination.