Dear Sister Julie, I would like to tell you that I have nothing but the utmost respect for you. My question is not meant to offend you in any way shape or form. I know that nuns are human like the rest of us. Do nuns ever have sexual urges, and if so how do you deal with the temptation of wanting sex. Kellie, I am not offended at all and am glad that you asked. You are right — nuns are human like you and everyone else.
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Togolese Sister Makamatine Lembo, right, is congratulated after she defended her dissertation on the sexual abuse of religious sisters by priests, at the Pontifical Gregorian University, in Rome, Thursday, Sept. ROME — A Togolese nun has successfully defended a first-ever dissertation at a Vatican-sanctioned university on the sexual abuse of nuns by priests in the latest evidence of a problem confronting the Catholic Church in the MeToo era. Sister Makamatine Lembo was awarded summa cum laude at her defense Thursday at the Pontifical Gregorian University, and was praised by her examiners for her courage in taking on such a taboo subject. It found that the abuses involved entrenched power imbalances that made consent impossible, a years-long grooming process and often money given to poor sisters in exchange for sex. Demasure, who is leaving the Gregorian to launch a new center for safeguarding minors and vulnerable people at St. She said she realized they were abusive in nature, not consensual, and caused them great spiritual and personal suffering — as if the light that kept them alive had been extinguished.
Nuns ‘sex slaves’ scandal deals fresh blow to Catholic church
I meet Scaraffia, 70, in her home in the plush Parioli district of Rome. She is softly spoken, but strong willed, maintaining that it was the right thing to do to leave the magazine. But in the end, they left no space for autonomy. Then came an article in March that denounced the servitude of nuns who work for a pittance to cook and clean for clerics.
Cahill was a teenager back then, wire thin with long, chestnut brown hair framing her face. One cousin was playing outside that day and Cahill had another little one in a high chair in the kitchen. So when she saw the nun leaning over the baby, Cahill said, she sprinted outside to protect the child. The woman introduced herself as Sister Eileen Shaw, telling Cahill that she was out on a walk from her nearby convent. The two struck up a conversation, Cahill said, which led to an invitation for the teen to play guitar at an upcoming Mass.