Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Nuns don't want to sell convent to Katy Perry

Sisters in Los Angeles say it would 'violate our canonical vows'
Pop star Katy Perry. (Photo credit: Time)
A convent with a view over Hollywood is up for sale, but the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary are refusing to sell it to Katy Perry.
“In selling to Katy Perry, we feel we are being forced to violate our canonical vows to the Catholic Church,” Sister Catherine Rose Holzman wrote to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
They would rather sell it to another interested buyer: Dana Hollister. The problem? The Archdiocese of Los Angeles wants to sell it to Katy Perry and says the sisters don't have the right to decide. Enter a legal battle.

In other Los Angeles news, Father Robert Barron has been appointed an auxiliary bishop for that archdiocese.
"It was with enormous surprise that I received word of my appointment as auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, but it is with a humble and joyful heart that I accept it. The Church of Los Angeles - the most populous in the United States - is energetic, diverse, and creative," the Bishop-elect said.
Chicago-born Father Barron is well-known for his Catholicism DVD series and for founding Word on Fire. He and two other auxiliary bishops will likely be ordained in the fall.

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