Mandy Erickson is a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes for National Catholic Reporter; works for FOSNA, a peace organization initiated by Palestinian Christians; and edits articles about health care and higher education.

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Bishop McElroy reminds graduates of importance of pastoral theology

Pope Francis teaches us that theology must "attend to the concrete reality of human life and human suffering," San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy told theology graduates.

Post-abortion ministry helps couples like Rosemary and Joey Medeiros heal

Preview: Rosemary Medeiros was visiting a chapel in Mexico for adoration when she heard a voice say, "I have forgiven you; now forgive yourself."


Sisters of Earth convention brings together women committed to caring for the planet

Colonization has not ended, said speakers at the July 7-10 Sisters of Earth convention: Governments and industries are still taking land from indigenous people, largely destroying ecosystems for profit.


Right role of technology dissected at Santa Clara encyclical conference

Eco Catholic: “It’s the alliance between science and religion and policy that’s going to save us,” said Veerabhadran Ramanathan, professor of atmospheric and climate sciences.​