Commentary: The time Cardinal João Braz de Aviz spent with women religious is a sign of good intent and a step into greater communication.
Global Sisters Report
Salesian Sr. Jennifer Kane is a living conversion story, who has gone, she said, from "bombs to Bibles."
A 16-year military veteran who at one time was a missile systems engineer working on intercontinental nuclear weapons, Kane is preparing to make her first profession of vows with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in August.
How does someone make the conversion?
"By the grace of God, that's the only thing I can tell you," Kane told the Catholic Courier, newspaper of the diocese of Rochester. She said her vocational path "is long and it is crazy."
Q and A: Attempts by U.S. sisters to pursue dialogue with Vatican officials could strengthen relations with sisters globally.
The Vatican's decision to criticize the Leadership Conference of Women Religious was made without the knowledge of a key Vatican office, its leader said Sunday.
Mercy Sister Mary Patricia Garvin opened day three of a global gathering of women religious leaders here exploring the gathering’s theme of effective service leadership.
In a talk entitled “Graced Companionship: A Metaphor for Religious Leadership Today,” Garvin used Jesus at the primary model for leadership. She called him a graced companion “par excellance!”
Sisters' meeting: “Serious misunderstandings” exist between Vatican officials and Catholic sisters, the LCWR president told some 800 of her global peers.
Sisters' Meeting: How should a Catholic leader use power? Should they ever admit weakness? And what role can feminine imagery play in such considerations?
Sisters from around the world are gathered in Rome and say a meeting scheduled with Pope Francis is a "sign of hope."
The "Nuns on the Bus" are revving up their engines for another national campaign, this time for social justice along the country's Southern border to push Congress to pass immigration reform.
Is LCWR properly described simply as a “leftist group of US nuns”? Is this the impression we are to be left with after decades of its work? Is this what LCWR means to the church and wider US society?
What has caused this simplistic impression?