Gail DeGeorge became editor of Global Sisters Report in January 2016. She lives near Washington, D.C., and has spent much of her career reporting on economic, business and labor market issues for national and regional publications. She's taught eighth grade and Confirmation classes for more than 10 years at parishes in South Florida and Silver Spring, Maryland, helped revitalize the Rosary Guild ministry at St. Bonaventure in Davie, Florida, and served on the parish council, volunteered at a food pantry and other parish activities.

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Church's efforts to protect Amazon vital, panelists say

Washington -- Calling the future of the planet "an ethical problem," Mauricio López Oropeza, executive secretary of the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network, made clear that the church's social teaching is very clear on the imperative to care for the earth.

Immigration a focus of first day at Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

WASHINGTON -- Immigration was a key theme of the first day of the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, which brought together more than 500 Catholics who work in social justice ministries. The event runs from Saturday Feb. 4 through Tuesday, Feb. 6, and concludes with an advocacy visit to Capitol Hill.

Spotlight on world leaders overshadows Filipino poor caught in country's drug war

Families who have lost fathers, brothers, husbands in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte​'s drug war killings share stories with and are supported by Catholic sisters, priests who say that this "war" is really one against the poor.

Black Catholics called to 'change the narrative' about race in America

National Black Catholic Congress XII: Powerful speeches conveyed both the collective pain of the black Catholic community and the call to action to bridge racial divides in communities.