Dan Stockman is national correspondent for Global Sisters Report. He was a reporter at daily newspapers in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana for nearly two decades before joining GSR in 2014.
When vowed religious have committed a crime and brought scandal to themselves, their order and the Catholic Church, what happens after the headlines go away?
Global Sisters Report: For Art Roche, the realization came somewhere between helping haul 400-lb. steel pipes up a mountain in the Honduran heat and humidity, using trees and 10 or 15 people to bend the pipes as needed, twisting giant pipe wrenches to thread pipe sections together, and being outworked by his Honduran compatriots.
Though not allowed to speak at Trump's roundtable, Sr. Norma Pimentel described asylum-seekers' plight in an open letter. Meanwhile, a host of women religious have volunteered at the border in recent months.
Global Sisters Report: Three congregations are charting toward a sustainable tomorrow by establishing goals for efficiency, and applying principles like permaculture to community life.