Q & A with Kochurani Abraham, examining new forms of religious life in an hour of need

Indian theologian Kochurani Abraham was a member of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but "an ideological gap" led her to leave: "The critical feminist sensibilities I had developed over the years made me see God, human relations, the church and mission in a different light."

Sisters who blazed trails in higher education preserve heritage, charisms of Catholic universities

When Catholic women religious launched colleges in the 19th and 20th centuries, they helped change the face of American higher education for a new generation. Now, they are addressing how to ensure that they have created a distinctive religious heritage that endures — even when they may not be around to nurture it.

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