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.
Preview: Galvanized by the #MeToo movement and the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis, women religious are now openly discussing sexual harassment, abuse and rape of sisters by clergy.
Following an AP report about abuse of Catholic sisters by clergy, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious urged women religious to report abuse, while calling upon the church to take action.
Global Sisters Report: Following decades of repression, the Catholic Church in Cuba has been slowly rebuilding in the last 20 years. Through work by the sisters and other programs, the church extends its reach beyond parishes, though care is taken to not draw too much attention from government officials.
Encuentro Eclesial is a recurring event that brings together Cuban bishops, priests, women religious and laypeople in both the U.S. and Cuba. The two groups have established friendship through 20 years of connection.