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Ten Maryland nuns—almost an entire religious community—converted from the Episcopal Church to Catholicism on September 3, saying that their former denomination had become too liberal in its acceptance of homosexuality. The ten members of the All Saints Sisters of the Poor who were received into the Catholic Church by Baltimore archbishop Edwin O’Brien will continue to live at their convent in Catonsville, Maryland, with two nuns who decided not to convert. The community’s chaplain, Warren Tanghe, also converted with the nuns. Members of the order had been considering conversion for seven years. Mother Christina Christie, superior of the order, told the Baltimore Sun: “We were drifting farther apart from the more liberal road the Episcopal Church is traveling.” The All Saints order, whose members wear traditional black habits with white wimples covering their heads, was founded in England and came to Baltimore in 1872.


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