GSR Today - It's hard to describe the atmosphere of events like the two-week meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women. They are by turns festive, challenging and exhausting; you cannot possibly take in every event, every forum, every panel discussion related to the challenges women face.
See for Yourself - How did Easter roll around so quickly? Wasn't it just Christmas? Why, yes, it was — but months ago now.
GSR Today - Loyola University Chicago men's basketball team chaplain, Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt, garners affection for valid, welcome reasons. But there are some points that we at GSR would like to share with our media colleagues.
Notes from the Field - The Jean Marie Vincent Center, better known to locals as the Grepen Center, is responsible for a mountaintop they have reforested; in the 1990s, the mountain was barren and dry because the trees had been cut down for fuel.
Lenten reflection - Every time I start thinking I am a pretty good person, I get a little note from the Spirit reminding me I have a long way to go.
See for Yourself - "When I go to the grocery store, I just swipe my debit card. When I go to the bank, I swipe my ATM card. When I go to the library, I just swipe my plastic library card."
Notes from the Field - I joined Dominican Volunteers USA not because it was a Catholic volunteer program, but because I identified with their mission and admired the great work they did. When my service year started and I came out to New York, the sisters I met here were of similar minds to the people I knew at the Dominican University Ministry Center, in that they were just as progressive about the issues I cared about and were open to learning.
GSR Today - The Burlingame Sisters of Mercy have a long history of openness to people seeking refuge in the United States. In 2018, they are hosting gatherings, prayer services and actions as part of a Year of Solidarity and Outreach to connect with and support people who are victims of hate and discrimination.
See for Yourself - Guided by my trusty keychain flashlight and good hearing, I set off in the middle of the night to investigate the source of a wailing alarm.
In a Haitian neighborhood of subsistence-farm families where people struggle to put food on the table each day, Lekòl Jezi-Mari, a primary school under the care of a Religious of Jesus and Mary, educates 576 students — some of them the first in their families to graduate from sixth grade.