Capital murder is punishable by execution or life in prison; the sisters’ religious orders have issued a joint statement against the death penalty.
CHR Comment: Motive for the killing may be robbery but remains unconfirmed. The killer was living across the street.
Source: 2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy
Authorities said robbery may have been the motive in stabbing deaths of two nuns.
CHR Comment: The article includes much about the service of these two dedicated Christian women who worked as nurses in Lexington, KY.
Source: Police find missing car of 2 slain nuns
CHR Comment: Author Jennifer Mertens provides a personal description of changes she is witnessing in Cincinnati as the aging Ursulines enter retirement and are replaced by lay ministers. This transition started in the 1980s.
Source: Women religious offer their charism to future generations | National Catholic Reporter
New York Times reviews of three new books, two of which have
church history themes.
James J. O’Donnell’s ‘Pagans,’ and More – NYTimes.com.