Nuns Claim No Role in Irish Laundry Scandal

When I interviewed two Irish nuns in February it was a big story because it was the first time any nuns had commented on the abusive Magdalene Laundries run by four Catholic orders. Nothing since then makes a reconciliation with victims look likely soon.

Cloistered Nun Leads Order of Outstanding Films

October brings a rich autumn harvest of movies where women star and direct. “Vision,” about a 12th century nun, Hildegard von Bingen, vies for top interest in a heavy-duty lineup that also includes “Secretariat,” “Freakonomics” and the last of Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander trilogy.