GSR Today - A few things happened in on my reporter's beat to make the goal of peace more tangible and urgent for me. The first? Being further awakened to the effects of war on real people. And sisters at the U.N., with their mixture of pragmatism and idealism, put what I have seen into global perspective.
See for Yourself - On a recent visit to an area cathedral on a Saturday morning, I walked in and saw a number of college-age people walking around, looking at the structure's interior.
GSR Today - We set up The Life to further the global sisterhood by sharing approaches and solutions in pursuit of a better world. Twenty sisters from around the world share their thoughts and expertise by answering a question posed to the panel each month. What would you like to ask them?
Notes from the Field - Cremisan was one of the possible destinations for my mission in the Holy Land, so I was curious to see the work of the Salesian Sisters in the valley of Beit Jala, Bethlehem, in the Palestinian Territories.
GSR Today - Most women's congregations in Europe and America have been around a long time, founded by women who lived hundreds of years ago. However, in my travels in Asia and Africa, I have met numerous congregations whose foundresses are still living, and whose congregations are less than 100 years old.
See for Yourself - I unwrapped the early Christmas present that was part of a Secret Santa gathering. The gifts were fairly inexpensive because it was just the fun of opening everything that increased the chatter.
GSR Today - We received hundreds of comments from our readers to help us make our award-winning online publication even better. We want to share some of the survey results and how they will help us shape our coverage, as well as share highlights of our annual planning meeting Nov. 27-29 in Kansas City, Missouri.
GSR Today - Global Sisters Report talked to Sr. Pat Murray, executive secretary of UISG, Sr. Teresa Maya, president of LCWR, and Sr. Joan-Marie Steadman, executive director of LCWR, as part of our annual planning process for topics to cover in the coming year. "It's not about numbers. We're learning in this process that we are enough for the Gospel," Maya said.
Notes from the Field - Even though 20 to 30 minutes is not that long to walk someplace once, it can be if a person has no other options and must do it regularly. A number of individuals and families served by Ursuline Ministries walk around town, undeterred by the weather.
GSR Today - Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) and seven other immigrant-rights organizations filed a complaint Dec. 7 with the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of Inspector General.