At a recent town hall meeting broadcast on CNN, Sinsinawa Dominican Sr. Erica Jordan got to ask Speaker Paul Ryan how his policies match up to Catholic social teaching. She found his answer patronizing and shares with Global Sisters Report what she would have said next if given the chance.
Mary Immaculate Sr. Licia Puthuparambil, a member of the Canon Law Council of the International Union of Superiors General, lends her expertise to its mission to provide canonical guidance to leaders of religious institutes of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere.
I am reliving a past that slaves died to overcome, a bitter reality that brought pain into the lives of my parents and their parents. This horrific and malicious illness of racism still holds this country captive.
As soon as St. Therese of the Child Jesus Sisters moved onto the church grounds in a rural region outside of Beijing, abandoned babies with severe disabilities started showing up on the doorstep. The sisters' care for them today encompasses three centers for children and young adults that offer therapy, education, and a chance to tell their stories.
Updated - President Donald Trump may believe the statements he made in the wake of racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, were "very nice," but many communities of women religious had their own words to say.
The day after the violence in Charlottesville, I was scheduled to speak at a Latino Christian church. That Saturday, as I heard about a car plowing into counterprotesters, I realized that the next day, I, a white woman, would be preaching to a room of people of color.
Sr. Mariola Sequeira's curiosity about noises from a prison on the other side of a wall bordering her college led her to become a crusader for the rights of prisoners, poor people and minorities. As the Mission Sister of Ajmer moves on to a new job 1,300 miles away, she leaves a legacy of bold advocacy, especially on behalf of women.
Is there a link between God's truth and what can be done for our world by means of justice? Does that link suggest how we are to preach in today's troubled world? Looking at the details of truth as it relates to justice might be the link.
Get beyond stories of slavery and crime: Watching the black women scientists of NASA in "Hidden Figures" and the achievements and disappointments of the family in "Fences" can open minds to some of the dilemmas facing North America today, politically, socially and racially.
GSR Today - A 20-something raging extrovert walks into a Benedictine monastery. Sounds like the start of a bad joke, doesn't it? It actually happened. I walked through the doors of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery in Erie and began a 10-week internship with Sr. Joan Chittister.