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Vatican magazine denounces sexual abuse of nuns by priests

Vatican magazine denounces sexual abuse of nuns by priestsVATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's women's magazine is denouncing the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and the resulting scandal of religious sisters having abortions or giving birth to children who are not recognized by their fathers.



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California nuns stole school funds for Vegas gambling, travel

California nuns stole school funds for Vegas gambling, travelSisters Mary Margaret Kreuper and Lana Chang, who are said to be best friends, took the money from tuition, fees and donations at St. James Catholic School in Torrance, south of Los Angeles. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles said the missing money was discovered during a routine audit and it is believed the nuns operated their scheme over at least a decade. Kreuper was principal at the school for 29 years until her retirement earlier this year.



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Two nuns accused of stealing thousands of dollars, gambling in Las Vegas

Two nuns accused of stealing thousands of dollars, gambling in Las VegasThe Archdiocese of Los Angeles said two nuns allegedly stole thousands of dollars from a Catholic school to fund trips to Las Vegas.



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Two nuns accused of stealing thousands of dollars, gambling in Las Vegas

Two nuns accused of stealing thousands of dollars, gambling in Las VegasThe Archdiocese of Los Angeles said two nuns allegedly stole thousands of dollars from a Catholic school to fund trips to Las Vegas.



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2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School

2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $  500,000 From Catholic SchoolTwo Roman Catholic nuns have admitted to embezzling $ 500,000 from a parochial



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'We need everyone involved': activist nuns pressure Smith & Wesson over gun safety

'We need everyone involved': activist nuns pressure Smith & Wesson over gun safetyThe school shooter who killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida, this February had an AR-15-style gun manufactured by Smith & Wesson. Now, a coalition of American nuns is pressuring Smith & Wesson, which rebranded itself as “American Outdoor Brands”, to produce a report for shareholders outlining how the company is monitoring “violent events associated with” its products, and what efforts it is making to “produce safer guns”. Sister Judy Byron, representing the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, is leading the shareholder resolution effort, backed by 10 other religious groups, including Catholic Health Initiatives, the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA and the Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia.



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American nuns win victory holding Smith & Wesson accountable

American nuns win victory holding Smith & Wesson accountableSmith & Wesson revolvers are on display at the 144th National Rifle Association (NRA) meeting and exhibits in Nashville, Tennessee. A group of American nuns has won a second victory in their battle to force gun manufacturers to do more to prevent gun violence, convincing shareholders of American Outdoor Brands – formerly known as Smith & Wesson – to require the company to report on what it’s doing to advance gun safety.



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American nuns win victory holding Smith & Wesson accountable

American nuns win victory holding Smith & Wesson accountableSmith & Wesson revolvers are on display at the 144th National Rifle Association (NRA) meeting and exhibits in Nashville, Tennessee. A group of American nuns has won a second victory in their battle to force gun manufacturers to do more to prevent gun violence, convincing shareholders of American Outdoor Brands – formerly known as Smith & Wesson – to require the company to report on what it’s doing to advance gun safety.



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American nuns win victory holding Smith & Wesson accountable

American nuns win victory holding Smith & Wesson accountableSmith & Wesson revolvers are on display at the 144th National Rifle Association (NRA) meeting and exhibits in Nashville, Tennessee. A group of American nuns has won a second victory in their battle to force gun manufacturers to do more to prevent gun violence, convincing shareholders of American Outdoor Brands – formerly known as Smith & Wesson – to require the company to report on what it’s doing to advance gun safety.



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These nuns buy stock in gun companies to fight for gun safety

These nuns buy stock in gun companies to fight for gun safetyThese nuns are fighting guns with guns. Sort of.  The Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment, a collective of about a dozen nun associations, invests in companies so they can then use their shareholder status to sway the companies into supporting human rights issues.  SEE ALSO: Brett Kavanaugh snubs Parkland victim's father at Senate confirmation hearing Issues have ranged from climate change to indigenous rights, but in the last few years, the nuns have shifted their focus to gun control, specifically investing in gun manufacturers because they are the "only group that isn't involved in the issue."  "When we have a tragedy, everyone says something," Sister Judy Byron, director of the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment, told CTV News. "Even the NRA, but not the gun manufacturers." Calling gun violence "both a human rights issue and a health issue," Byron said the organization has been pushing manufacturers to file resolutions that detail two key steps: how their company will make gun products safer, and how they plan on keeping their products from "perpetuating violence."  The Sisters have shares in Sturm Ruger & Co. and American Outdoor Brands, companies that produce the kind of semi-automatic rifles used in both the Vegas and Parkland shootings. In May, their coalition successfully rallied other shareholders into pressuring Sturm Ruger to release public reports on the number of times their products have been linked to a mass shooting.  And thanks to the Sisters' influence, Dick's Sporting Goods stopped selling assault-style weapons after 17 children were killed in the Parkland shooting. The retailer also updated its gun policy, and only sells firearms to customers over 21.  The nuns are also using their clout against American Outdoor Brands. At the end of September, the gun manufacturer's shareholders will vote on a resolution to limit gun violence.  “The gun industry is saying they’re not going to change," Sister Byron told the
Seattle Times after getting Sturm Ruger to adopt the resolution. "This shows they're going to have to."  WATCH: This anti-smoking giant is taking on Juul



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