Thursday, November 15, 2007

Evicted LA Nuns Find Temporary Shelter

Catholic nuns forced to relocate get temporary housing
The Associated Press

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—It's a case of nuns helping nuns.

Three Roman Catholic nuns who were going to be displaced from their convent because the building would be sold to help cover church abuse settlement costs have been offered a temporary home by an order of Episcopal nuns.

The Sisters of Bethany will move around Thanksgiving to St. Mary's Retreat House, an Episcopal center near the Santa Barbara Mission. The center is a ministry of the Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity, an order based in Wisconsin....

The Catholic nuns received a letter in August from the Los Angeles Archdiocese telling them they had until Dec. 31 to move out. The convent would be sold to help pay for the $660 million settlement between the archdiocese and clergy sex abuse victims, the letter said.

The letter offered no recourse for the nuns.
Cardinal Mahony should have sold the "Taj Mahony" to raise money and left the sisters alone.

But as they say, "No bad deed goes unpunished..."

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