A formidable human-trafficking industry has driven Catholic religious women to collaborate among themselves and with other sectors of society to stop trafficking.
Global Sisters Report
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to fly to Chicago to be a part of a roundtable conversation about the film formerly known as "Sister." The film follows the journey of three Catholic sisters who may be pretty familiar to you: Simone Campbell, Chris Schenk and Jean Hughes.
These women are balancing a deep faith and a thirst for justice with a church hierarchy that, well, isn't always that supportive. The trailer will leave you wanting more. Watch and see.
Lovers of the Holy Cross sisters run a center for visually impaired people, many of whom are from poor families in rural areas.
The secular spotlight found on the lives of women religious today has sparked renewed interest in how religious sisters live and work.
Religious women from Asia and Oceania concluded an eight-day conference with a commitment to strengthening cross-cultural and international cooperation to better serve the needy.
Those killed in and missing after an October earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan were remembered Saturday during a prayer service "to express communion and solidarity" with survivors.
Tagaytay City, Philippines -- On the third day of a gathering of Asian women religious leaders here the 80 or so gathered sisters broke into groups to visit local projects being run by sisters in the area.
My wife and I were part of a group that visited a center for a dozen neglected and abandoned children. A small group of Carmelite Sisters of Charity (Vedruna) have taken in the children to raise them as family.
The prayers of two religious sisters were key elements of the Vatican-approved miracle that led the way to the beatification of their order's foundress.
Suggest Feb. 8 -- the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave who found freedom in Italy and became a nun in the 19th century -- as the best day.
Pope Francis calls on Catholics "not to remain static" and to choose how they make a difference for others, Sr. Carmen Sammut said.