Sophie Vodvarka is a freelance writer based in Chicago who covers travel, spirituality and current affairs. Follow her on Twitter: @SophieVodvarka.

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Event series' proposals aim to raise women's voices in San Diego Diocese

An event series resulted in proposals designed to elevate women's voices in the San Diego Diocese, including a speakers bureau of women, an all-women advisory council to the bishop, and a diocesan synod.

New report details 44 accounts of alleged abuse by David Haas

On Oct. 1, the group Into Account followed up initial reports earlier this year with a new 22-page report compiling 44 women's accounts of sexual and spiritual abuse by composer David Haas, spanning 41 years.

Parishioners 'show up' for racial justice work

Across the country, Catholics — responding to the call to stand against police brutality of victims who are Black, Indigenous or people of color — are showing up, educating themselves and engaging in conversations about white supremacy.

Catholic pilgrimage industry faces rescheduled trips and refund requests

The Catholic pilgrimage industry has been upended due to the coronavirus pandemic. One result is a debate over how Catholic values should inform tour companies' response to canceled pilgrimages.