Soli Salgado is a staff writer for Global Sisters Report, covering sisters in Latin America. She joined the NCR team as a Bertelsen intern in 2015. Born in Buenos Aires and raised in Wichita, Kansas, she graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with degrees in journalism, English literature and Spanish. Her reporting has received several Catholic Press Awards. Big loves include drawing, stand-up, planning trips, and presidential history.
Global Sisters Report: At a Cleveland retreat center Oct. 24-27, the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking network brought together women religious throughout the Western Hemisphere to share best practices in anti-trafficking ministry and to strengthen connections across borders.
Global Sisters Report: Addressing the bishops' assembly, where the abuse crisis dominated, the LCWR past president offered wisdom of women religious on leadership, "tried and tested in many ways."
Latinos' view of the church as family and "embedded" clericalism may contribute to a reluctance to hold clergy accountable. But their divergence from Anglo Catholics blurs among the young.
The V Encuentro national gathering closes with resolve that Catholic Latinos "don't want to be guests anymore. We want to be full members of the household of God."