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Kathleen Norris,
author of The Cloister Walk

In Support of American Sisters

I've written several articles and given a few interviews in support of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group of brave American nuns under fire from the Vatican. Links to these pieces, and to comments of others, are below.

To discuss the Vatican's recent crackdown on American nuns, please visit and "like" my Facebook page and the Support Our Catholic Sisters Facebook pageSign a petition in support of the LCWR. Support nunjustice.

Mary's articles:

"Nuns In Street Clothing Shouldn't Frighten Vatican" Bloomberg  January 23, 2012 This article was widely discussed, including on the following sites:  

"American Nuns Will Not be Bullied" - The Huffington Post April 24, 2012

"The Vatican Lays a Cunning Trap for American Nuns" - The Huffington Post  May 21, 2012  This piece has been widely reprinted (Disclaimer: permission to reprint Mary's article does not imply that Mary endorses the positions of the publisher).

"Sisters are Women of Conviction" - The Albany Times Union May 25, 2012, reposted at the I Stand with the Sisters webpage.

"The Nuns Who Once Taught the Bishops Aren't Done Yet" - Religion News Service June 4, 2012

Mary's interviews:

Links to others who have spoken out:


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