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August 28, 2007 | By LES T. CSORBA
TEN YEARS ago, Princess Diana's life was taken tragically in a tunnel in Paris. Hundreds of millions would watch the memorial. But then, as the world wept over Diana, the news arrived that Mother Teresa had died of cardiac arrest. The irony was that while the world mourned the princess they conferred sainthood upon, they overlooked the real saint. Now, 10 years later, concerts and articles are honoring the princess' life, but less is remembered about the nun. The death of Diana has been intensely scrutinized, when instead we would have been better served examining the life of another.
SPORTS
February 13, 1987 | By PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Sports Writer
The first thing you should know about Maria Pares is that she is a basketball coach. The second thing you should know about her is that she is a nun. "Officials expect me to be sweet," said Pares, who is in her first season at the helm of the Marquette University women's program. "Wrong. I'm Greek and Sicilian, so there is some hot blood running in me. I'm from the Lou Carnesecca school of coaching. I throw some tantrums, get intense. There's no halo effect. " Sister Maria, whose role model is, of all people, Indiana's volatile Bobby Knight, has been coaching basketball for 14 years.
NEWS
March 21, 1987
Sister Ann Colleen Dougherty has been having trouble with motion sickness lately. First, a lawyer offered a motion that Sister Ann and other nuns be prevented from wearing their habits in a Philadelphia courtroom, because it might prejudice the jury. Then the judge withdrew from the case, rather than rule on that motion. Next, lawyers motioned for a gag order to keep Sister Ann from talking about the case. The good news is that the new trial judge has heard of the U.S. Constitution, and refused to issue the gag order.
NEWS
April 7, 1992 | By Douglas J. Keating, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
When it was written in 1923, The Madman and the Nun was regarded as an outlandish piece of avant-garde theater, unappreciated by audiences and most critics. The playwright, Stanislaw Witkiewicz was, it turned out, a forerunner of the theater of the absurd and decades ahead of his time. To contemporary audiences familiar with the plays of Beckett and Ionesco and accustomed to the frankness of modern theater, The Madman and the Nun's crazy situations, insane-asylum setting and none-too-discreet sexual liaison between a lunatic and a nun seem neither particularly avant-garde nor outrageous.
NEWS
May 5, 1995 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The jury didn't believe the 71-year-old nun. Sister Norma Milton, of Summer Street, had insisted that Kelvin Kimble, 37, of Wilton Street near Vine, was the man who forced his way into her home and beat and robbed her on Dec. 16, 1991. "There is no doubt in my mind," Milton testified. "He's the man that did it. He was in my house for 10 minutes. " "Even a nun can be mistaken, or even lying for that matter," defense lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr. argued before Kimble's acquittal yesterday.
NEWS
April 17, 1988 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A New York City man arrested Thursday in the Bronx was awaiting arraignment here yesterday in connection with an attack on a nun at a North Philadelphia convent. Ernest Ortiz, 20, who listed a Bronx address, was arrested by police there and charged with being a fugitive from Philadelphia in connection with the assault Tuesday at St. Henry's convent in the city's Hunting Park section, police said yesterday. On Friday, Ortiz waived extradition on the charges and was returned to Philadelphia early yesterday.
NEWS
August 7, 1988 | By Deborah Snyder, Special to The Inquirer
Forty percent of Hispanic students drop out of high school before graduating. If Sister Mary Consuela were in their shoes, she would do the same. "If . . . nobody could understand me and nobody cared for me, I would drop out as soon as I was 16," said Sister Mary Consuela, who directs the Center for the Teaching of the Americas at Immaculata College in East Whiteland Township. Since its founding 21 years ago, the center has been active in cross- cultural education, helping Hispanics learn about the United States and aiding citizens of this country learn about Latin American nations, Hispanic cultures and language.
NEWS
June 4, 1992 | For The Inquirer / JERRY TRITT
Sister Paula Marie Buley inspects Immaculata College's library construction site with project manager Bill DiAddezio of Gaudet Associates. Sister Paula Marie is the one in the hard hat and habit. As vice president for financial affairs, she oversees construction and works with foremen.
NEWS
November 11, 1999 | by Christine Bahls, Daily News Staff Writer
The nun chose a vow of silence. At a court hearing yesterday, a 62-year-old nun, reportedly beaten Halloween morning by her 32-year-old nephew because she was cleaning with a dog-hair-ridden mop, declined to testify against her kin. Instead, Sister Marie Troilo sat outside the courtroom of District Justice Ester Casillo while a West Norriton, Montgomery County, police corporal testified that when he arrived at the family home on Clinton Road,...
NEWS
April 15, 1992 | By Katharine Seelye, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Her "smokers' rights" platform includes legalizing marijuana. Her education program includes revitalizing 4-H clubs. And her energy-conservation plan includes clotheslines. Caroline P. Killeen is running on a low-tech, "back-to-the-'40s" campaign for president of the United States. A longtime bicyclist, Killeen, 66, wants to establish bicycle lanes across America. Playing to the long-standing incompatibility between bikers and runners, Killeen says the country needs a cyclist president because it already has a jogger.
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March 8, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
These last two winters have not been kind to runners in the Philadelphia area. Last winter, we ran through two back-to-back snowstorms, over streets and sidewalk caked with snow and ice and snow caked in ice. This winter, we've swapped out snow - well, most of it - for long, never ending stretches of below freezing weather made worse by howling winds. Thursday's storm just rubbed rock salt into that wound. Too many times since December I've asked myself why bother. Aside from one blissfully warm week in Florida, I've been switching between boring treadmill runs done while staring at The Price is Right on the gym TV above me, and frigid runs that require face mask, mittens, and a prayer that my foot won't find an icy patch along the way. My favorite paved trails are frozen over.
SPORTS
January 14, 2015 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Columnist
SISTER MARY of Lourdes made it all happen, the three straight national titles for Immaculata, the six straight appearances in the championship game, the fame, the glory, the memories that will never fade. Sister Mary of Lourdes made it all happen, the enshrinement in basketball's Hall of Fame, the Hollywood movie, the recent celebration of the first women's game in Madison Square Garden nearly 40 years ago, Immaculata vs. Queens. "Sister Mary of Lourdes made it all happen," Theresa Grentz said the other day. "She was president of Immaculata.
NEWS
December 30, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
  It is called Sacred Heart Home, and its work is just that: sacred. For 84 years, a group of nuns has been caring for poor people dying from cancer in their gleaming home on the edge of Hunting Park. They do it free of charge. The Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne accept no payment of any kind from patients, insurance companies, or the government. Though its sisters are Roman Catholic, Sacred Heart receives no funding stream from any diocese or church.   "Isn't that a miracle?"
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | BY BECKY BATCHA, Daily News Staff Writer batchab@phillynews.com, 215-854-5757
  TO KICK OFF the 2014 Christmas season, consumers observed Black Friday and Cyber Monday in quick succession. Giving Tuesday came next. And then, on Wednesday, in the serene Sacred Heart Chapel at the Grey Nuns' motherhouse in Yardley, they were invited to rest their checkbooks for the sisters' Advent Evening of Reflection, a contemplative annual antidote to the holiday rush. Call it Grey Wednesday. Sisters Jean Liston and Anne Boyer led a short teach-in about Catholic theologians Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen, followed by a candlelit hour of quiet prayer.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Do reality shows by their nature cheapen and dumb down the lives they depict? Probably. But Lifetime's surprising docu-series The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns , may very well be an exception. Created by the folks behind Breaking Amish , it's about five women in their 20s who are considering taking the veil. Despite cleaving to most of the reality TV conventions, it manages to be serious and respectful - up to a point. The six-episode first season premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
NEWS
June 25, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police are searching for a man who attacked a 65-year-old nun Sunday morning in Port Richmond, then dragged her from a car and drove away with it. The nun, whose name was not released, was wearing her habit and was waiting in the passenger seat of a friend's car outside a Shop Rite store on Aramingo Avenue about 11:15 a.m., police said. The friend was inside and had left the engine on. The man opened the driver's-side door and said, "Tell me wherever you want to go," authorities said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Walter White, the antihero of AMC's ingenious drama Breaking Bad , once was a good man. A brilliant scientist and chemistry teacher devoted to helping his students expand their knowledge, he also was a dedicated husband. Then it all hit the fan. When Walt is told he has only a short time to live, he realizes he needs to leave his wife a decent nest egg. He also realizes his life has been meaningless, as has been his decision to be a good, law-abiding citizen. So he turns to drugs, becoming one of the biggest manufacturers and suppliers of methamphetamine in the Southwest.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
Consider some of the so-called defining characteristics of the millennial generation - narcissistic, entitled, suspicious of institutions, especially religious ones - and then consider the future that 22-year-old Becca Gutherman sees for herself. She wants to be a nun. For the last five years, Gutherman, a senior at Immaculata University, has been in discernment, a spiritual-training process that can last up to 15 years before final vows are taken, involving prayer, outreach projects, and convent visits.
TRAVEL
March 10, 2014 | By Janice Ward, Inquirer Staff Writer
Black, white, pink . . . I just wanted to see smoke. It was March 13, 2013. I was in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City awaiting smoke, smoke that would signal a new pope, or no new pope, or, maybe, a colorful statement by Catholic women protesters. Little had I imagined four months earlier when I booked my first Road Scholar trip that a pope would resign in February, and then a conclave would convene, and then the eyes of the world would be on the Eternal City the very week I was there.
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