Environment

Adorers 'disappointed' in dismissal of lawsuit against pipeline, plan to appeal

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, have been handed another legal defeat. Judge Jeffrey Schmehl dismissed the sisters' lawsuit that claimed the construction of a pipeline on their property was a violation of their religious freedom. In a statement sent to GSR, the Adorers said they were "disappointed" with Schmehl's ruling and plan to appeal.

Waiting, sheltering, fleeing: Sisters in Florida report Hurricane Irma experience

For the Adrian Dominicans in West Palm Beach, Florida, waiting was the worst part of Hurricane Irma, especially those hours between when the preparations finish as the first winds arrive and when the full fury of the storm begins. Days of frantic prep-work come to a halt, and all you can do is wait, wonder and pray. Global Sisters Report talked to two communities of Dominican Sisters affected by recent catastrophic weather in the nation's southeast.