Sisters from various congregations are offering emergency aid to tens of thousands of flooding victims in central Vietnam. Some sisters are collecting food, clothing and health care to give to people impacted by the floods, while others are providing donations.
Thanks to a new $240,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University will conduct four studies of women religious and host a visiting scholar.
A new book by Sr. Susan K. Wood, a theologian and Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, and Timothy J. Wengert, a Lutheran historian, sheds light on the similarities and differences of Catholicism and Lutheranism in time for the start of the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation.
GSR Today - Haiti seems to get hit by one natural disaster after another, but its people express a distrust of the aid organizations that routinely pour in to offer "recovery." The country really needs deep and lasting infrastructure development.
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.
GSR Today - Voices lifted in song as more than 135 sisters from 123 congregations across Africa carried lit candles from meeting rooms where Mass had been celebrated down the hotel's sweeping staircase and into the warm Nairobi night.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - Given the vow of poverty that sisters take and the particularities of each community, we talk about how to approach gift-giving to women religious in your life.
See for Yourself - It wasn't sitting well with me. I knew that from the moment I hung up the phone. There was something about the interchange that "left money on the table" as my dad used to say.
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.
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.
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.
Religious life in North America and Europe stands on a precipice of transformation to a new form that no one yet knows, and leaders need to embrace that mystery instead of trying to sustain the past, St. Joseph Sr. Carol Zinn told a gathering of women and men religious Thursday.
The Assisi Sisters of Mary Immaculate manage a school that provides life skills training, a community and job-readyness to 300 people at a time who otherwise were struggling in conventional academic settings or even being kept isolated by their parents because of their mental disabilities.
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.
For almost 40 years, the United States has had some of the strongest regulations in the world for managing waste storage and disposal, but people are still affected by and dealing with consequences of past actions. In the case of radioactive waste from nuclear weapons development and nuclear power plants, the problems are ongoing.