Ten Episcopal nuns from All Saints Sisters of the Poor convent outside Baltimore have joined the Catholic Church because of their former denomination's acceptance of gays and lesbians:
"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 with two nuns who decided not to convert at their convent in Catonsville, Md. The community's chaplain, the Rev. Warren Tanghe, also converted on Thursday with the nuns. 'Our archdiocese and our church's mission of caring for the poor are now greatly enriched for having the All Saints Sisters among us,' O'Brien said in a statement.
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. We are now more at home in the Roman Catholic Church.'
By allowing gay bishops and blessings for same-sex relationships, the Episcopal Church is 'way off the boat,' Christie said."