"For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens."

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Q & A with Sr. Bridget Tighe, bringing health care to people in the Gaza Strip

Sr. Bridget Tighe, a member of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood, is executive director of Caritas Jerusalem in Gaza, a place she describes as "an open prison with a population of almost 2 million," where electricity is on only 4-6 hours a day and the tapwater undrinkable. The Caritas health care center she manages is the hub for outreach projects.

Sisters' wellspring in Vietnam: Giving people low-cost or free water opens the way to more services

Dominican sisters are making use of purification equipment to provide clean water to people who struggle in Vietnam, a place where wells are often polluted or dry. The sisters' water costs less and tastes better than water people can buy elsewhere, and distributing it allows the sisters a chance to meet people and see what else they may need, such as other basic necessities or day care for their children.

Indiana sisters say foundress motivated by love for God, God's love for her

Mother Theodore Guerin was canonized October 15, 2006, making her Indiana's only saint. Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods began celebrating the 10th anniversary with a special Mass on her October 3 feast day. They planned to recall her arrival in Indiana with another service October 22.

At US-Mexico border, SOA Watch focuses on the same message through a new lens

This year, the annual SOA Watch protest took place at the border instead of at the school the group has protested for the last 27 years. The group still aims to draw attention to what used to be called the School of the Americas, but the 2016 gathering also focused on increased militarization of the border. "Different issue, but same shame," one protestor said.

Outreach in Guatemala City's red-light district: 'We care for you as you are'

Sr. Magdalena Pascual is one of six Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer who does outreach work on La Línea, "The Line," Guatemala City's well-known, notorious red-light district. Seven days a week, nearly 24 hours a day, as many as 250 women or more ranging in age from their early 20s to mid-60s work as prostitutes on a barren, two-block stretch of grim row houses where a weed-covered train track divides the bleak street in half.