Sister Catherine Rose was one of the nuns fighting Katy Perry over the singer's claims to the Los Feliz property on which a former convent of the Los Angeles Archdiocese once stood.
The sisters said they were unhappy with Perry buying the property, due to her provocative music, with Callanan telling LA Times: "I found her videos". However, when Perry expressed an interest in the property and got involved, a legal squabble ensued.
An 89-year-old Roman Catholic nun who has battled pop star Katy Perry for years over the sale of a Los Angeles convent collapsed and died during a court appearance, according to media reports and supporters. A legal battle involving Katy Perry and a group of nuns is like the premise for a Sick Sad World bit from Daria (shout out to my 90's boys out there) and has now at least in part been linked to one nun's death. They wanted to sell the property to local businesswoman Dana Hollister who had plans to turn it into a boutique hotel. The archdiocese released a statement regarding her sudden death.
Holzman and other nuns from the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary purchased the convent in 1971, before being evicted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2011.More news: Details Of Trump's Military Parade Drop … There Aren't Any Tanks
In 2016, a judge ruled against the nuns declaring the $15.5 million sale to Hollister invalid and ordered her to pay the the Archdiocese and Perry millions in legal fees. A jury saw it Katy's way. awarding her and the Archdioceses $10 mil back in December. They also have issues with the singer herself.
Perry - daughter of Protestant pastors - had tried to win over the nuns, even going so far as to stage a private performance for them, singing Oh Happy Day.
"Katy Perry represents everything we don't believe in", Holzman told Billboard. Just that day, Sister Holzman had been interviewed by a Fox 11 reporter, Stephanie Stanton, where she asked for help from Pope Francis and for Perry to "please stop" as her continual involvement has "hurt a lot of people".