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A Nun’s Life

Posted Friday, May 21, 2010

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A Nun’s Life The Maltz Museum in Beachwood has just opened a new exhibit about Nuns in America. It's a topic the Vatican has shown interest in in "what are they up to" and "should we be worried?" Regina Brett had her own set of questions when she sat down last year with some nuns from Northeast Ohio and elsewhere: what does it mean to be "called" to serve; how is their role changing and, on the more mundane side of life, do they use cell phones, get movies on Netflix, or go to ball games? Join us, Friday at 9 on 90.3 for *this is an encore presentation.


Other, Community/Human Interest, Ethics/Religion


Sister Mary Ann Flannery, Sisters of Charity
Sister Catherine Pinkerton, Sisters of St. Joseph
Sister Susan Durkin, Ursuline sister
Sister Erin Zubal, teacher, Beaumont School, Ursuline sister

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U.S. Nuns Facing Vatican Scrutiny, NY Times
A Nun's Life blog

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Steve Kachmyers 7:39 PM 5/20/10

It would be interesting to hear your guests’ response to this recent NPR story about the nun who was excommunicated for allowing an abortion deemed medically necessary.  Captures issues related to the disproportionate focus on abortion in the church’s social mission, and raises questions about the inconsistent treatment of priests vs. nuns in the view of the church hierarchy.

Regina MIltner 11:58 AM 5/21/10

I was able to hear a portion of this mornings discussion about “nuns” and I have a questions.
I would like to contact an older nun named Mother Philomena.  My mom knew her from a convent in Downtown Cleveland and has always spoken highly of Mother Philomena. 
My mom, Angie Simonetti, lived in a convent as a little girl, in the 1930’s.  Mother Philomena always remembered my mom I believe, took Angie under her wing.
How would I be able to find her so that my mom may speak with her again.  My mom said that her experience in the convent was good.
Please let me know.
Thank you so much.
Regina Miltner


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