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Kathleen Norris,
author of The Cloister Walk

Mary's Video Blog


We need imagination! In support of American Nuns, LCWR, Mr g, and The Way

Human beings keep growing, seeing things in new ways. Mary Johnson supports the American Nuns of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious; Alan Lightman's creation story, Mr g; and Kristen Wolf's re-imaging of Jesus as a woman in The Way.


Apostolic Visitation of American Nuns: Vatican Scare Tactics

No video today, but a link to the op-ed piece I wrote on the Vatican's investigation of American nuns, published by Bloomberg View. The Vatican's use of intimidation reveals their own fears, as is usually the case with bullies.


In response to revelations about Mother Teresa's support of pedophile priest Donald McGuire

Mary responds to Peter Jamison's article in the current issue of the San Francisco Weekly titled "Tainted Saint: Mother Teresa Defends Pedophile Priest"



Blog #2 Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens was one of the first to write about the darker side of Mother Teresa.  One of the things I admired most about Hitchens was that, in the light of new evidence, he allowed himself to change his mind.  Though Hitchens' book Mother Teresa: The Missionary Position claimed that Mother Teresa was a fraud, when Hitchens read Mother Teresa's letters, he revised his opinion about her.



Blog #1- Donna Johnson's "Holy Ghost Girl"

Donna Johnson's memoir Holy Ghost Girl is a terrific read.  Mary tells you why she thinks readers of An Unquenchable Thirst will like this book and she reads a short excerpt.