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.

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Congregations seek sustainability through goals to reduce waste, go organic

Global Sisters Report: Three congregations are charting toward a sustainable tomorrow by establishing goals for efficiency, and applying principles like permaculture to community life.

Sr. Thea Bowman takes step further toward canonization with bishops' vote

Global Sisters Report: The U.S. bishops have endorsed the trailblazing African-American sister's sainthood cause, which is being undertaken by her home Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi.

Canonization gives Blessed Catherine Kasper 'much different impact' on church

GSR Preview: Blessed Catherine Kasper, founder of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, will be canonized Oct. 14. GSR spoke with the congregation's leaders about Kasper's life and upcoming sainthood. 

Amid abuse crisis, sisters call for healing, changes to church structure

GSR Preview: Sisters' solutions include giving women religious and laypeople authority in sexual abuse cases, and putting women religious in positions of authority within the church.