A New Inquisition http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22920/all en A New Inquisition: The Vatican targets US nuns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/121213/new-inquisition-the-vatican-targets-us-nuns <p>The Vatican, under the rigidly conservative leadership of Pope Benedict XVI, opened an investigation earlier this year into the leadership of American nuns, accusing them of straying from Catholic doctrine on reproductive rights, homosexuality and the role of women.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/121213/new-inquisition-the-vatican-targets-us-nuns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A New Inquisition Europe World Religion Tue, 18 Dec 2012 07:28:00 +0000 Jason Berry 5729013 at http://www.globalpost.com Bishops investigating US nuns have poor records on sex abuse cases http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/121217/bishops-investigating-us-nuns-carry-poor-records-sex-abuse-cases <p><span style="line-height: 20px;">VATICAN CITY&nbsp;&mdash; </span><span style="line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;Many sisters and priests see hypocrisy in the Vatican&#39;s pursuit of &quot;radical&quot; American nuns after a catastrophic failure to bring justice to victims of the global child sex abuse scandal.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/121217/bishops-investigating-us-nuns-carry-poor-records-sex-abuse-cases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A New Inquisition Europe World Religion United States Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Berry 5729359 at http://www.globalpost.com Theologian Hans K√ľng condemns pope's modern 'Inquisition' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/121217/hans-kueng-the-modern-inquisition <p>Hans&nbsp;K&uuml;ng and Joseph Ratzinger were the youngest and most influential progressives to advise bishops in Rome during Vatican II in the 1960s. Now they are at odds, and&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 21.111112594604492px;">K&uuml;ng sees Pope Benedict&#39;s effort to&nbsp;</span>rein in the Leadership Conference of Women Religious as a failure of vision.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/121217/hans-kueng-the-modern-inquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A New Inquisition Germany World Religion Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:20:00 +0000 Jason Berry 5729371 at http://www.globalpost.com On US-Mexico border, Catholic nuns offer migrants rare sanctuary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/121217/us-mexico-border-catholic-nuns-offer-migrants-rare-sanctuary <p><span style="line-height: 20px;">NOGALES, Mexico &mdash; El Comedor is a small concrete structure where Roman Catholic nuns of the Missionary Sisters of the Eucharist welcome thousands of migrants deported from the United States back into Mexico through Nogales each year.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/121217/us-mexico-border-catholic-nuns-offer-migrants-rare-sanctuary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A New Inquisition Strange But True World Religion Mexico United States Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:18:00 +0000 Kevin Douglas Grant 5729384 at http://www.globalpost.com Mother Tekla: The most powerful woman in Rome http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130304/mother-tekla-bridgettine-nun-powerful-woman-rome <p>ROME &mdash; If the leadership of American nuns is the vanguard of a progressive spirit up against the Vatican, Mother Tekla Famiglietti is a throwback to the past: an orthodox leader who learned the rules of the game and wields power in the all-male world of the Roman Curia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130304/mother-tekla-bridgettine-nun-powerful-woman-rome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A New Inquisition Want to Know World Religion Italy Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Jason Berry 5772991 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope Francis reaffirms Vatican's punitive position on US nuns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130415/pope-francis-reaffirms-vaticans-punitive-position-us-nuns <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">The pope&#39;s decision lets stand an investigation critics say is of dubious research, and which has been likened to a modern &#39;inquisition.&#39; &nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130415/pope-francis-reaffirms-vaticans-punitive-position-us-nuns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A New Inquisition Strange But True Italy Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:27:10 +0000 Jason Berry 5816917 at http://www.globalpost.com