Book review: Dedicated to God offers insight into the humanity of cloistered nuns, but readers are stunned by the deprivation and the insistence on conformity.
Global Sisters Report
Global Sisters Report: Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul sisters provide courses on housework for disadvantaged young women so they can find jobs.
Global Sisters Report: A new study says some congregations are growing and others are reorganizing, which may mean larger and fewer provinces.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Sr. Doris Gottemoeller has served universities, health systems, seminaries, and high schools in 61 years of religious life.
Global Sisters Report: Two months after the Ebola outbreak spiraled out of control, small signs of change are beginning to appear in Liberia.
Global Sisters Report: A Montana courtroom could be the scene of a rare occurrence in the decadeslong crisis of sex abuse in the Catholic church: women religious as defendants.
Simply Spirit: A great woman has gone from our midst. Her name is Christine Vladimiroff, and we who are passionate about reform owe profound thanks for this woman's life.
Sr. Mai Thanh, 86, former provincial of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Vietnam, is now engaged in interfaith activities. A devoted daughter and poet, she was born to a Confucian family and converted to Catholicism, which her father, a government official and Confucian devotee, considered a foreign religion, especially because it banned its followers from conducting ceremonies to worship their ancestors.
Global Sisters Report: What led you to Catholicism?
"There is an urgent need for people to reclaim our democracy. Simply put, it is being threatened by big money," Sr. Simone Campbell said.
Grace on the Margins: "As we gain wisdom ... our hope can be that we -- the whole church -- will find healing words that will both strengthen marriages."