Sisters of the Daughters of the Divine Love run Charity Home, which provides food, shelter, clothing, and medical and education services to homeless or abandoned children and children from poor families across Nigeria.
From National Catholic Reporter - Fr. José Amaro's supporters say the charges are politically motivated, meant to discredit the ministry he continued after the 2005 assassination of Sr. Dorothy Stang.
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Since March 2009, when Sr. Martha Park Byongsuk first came to the Bus-Park slum of Pokhara, Nepal, life has improved for its impoverished residents. Byongsuk and fellow sisters have connected them with medical care; they also have launched St. Paul's Happy Home, a place for children to go after school, eat a meal, bathe and study.
Veteran theologians and young seminary students who gathered at a public event March 10 at the Mary Louis Academy in the New York City borough of Queens to discuss accomplishments and ongoing challenges for female theologians and biblical scholars.
Dominican Sr. Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, challenged the group of students, professors and clergy in her audience March 12 at Georgetown University's Dahlgren Chapel to a thought experiment. Making them visualize the story of the good Samaritan, she asked them to graft it onto their own lives, imploring, "Who is lying by the side of the road?" and later, "Am I one of the priests or Levites who passed by?"
The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane bound for Nairobi, Kenya, killed 157 people, including Our Lady of the Angels Sr. Florence Wangari, Mariannhill Fr. George Mukua Kageche, and four Ethiopian staff working with Catholic Relief Services.
Notes from the Field - I've been reflecting on the stimuli that shape my headspace as we approach the 63rd U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, with its focus on public infrastructure.
After Francis' admission of the issue of clergy abuse of nuns, Catholics are urging him to act firmly against abusers, especially in India, where supporters of a nun who has accused a bishop of rape find themselves censured by church authorities.
The sister from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in Indiana explains how the idea to offer a retreat for mothers originated at a family Thanksgiving — and why we should all act more like the alpacas at the sisters' eco center.
GSR Today - We had so much fun with our 2018-2019 panel, we decided to keep The Life going. Help us spread the word, or apply to be a panelist yourself!
NAGPUR, INDIA - Maria Niwas, the orphanage run by the Salesian Sisters of Mary Immaculate in Nagpur, has helped children get a good start in life for more than a century. Over the years, when those children became adults with families of their own, they keep regular contact with the orphanage and give support to their "siblings" living there now.
The commission's 63rd annual session at the United Nations comes at a critical moment in the history of women's rights and gender equality, say Catholic sisters who plan to participate in the March 11-22 events.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - In this Random Nun Clip, the sisters suggest new ways to approach Lent as an opportunity to deepen our relationship with God.
Sr. Orla Treacy, an Irish Loreto sister who helps run a boarding school in South Sudan that she and her order started, whose work in the country, has continued for more than a decade, is one of 10 recipients of the 2019 U.S. Department of State's International Women of Courage Award.
Commentary - The Irish nun, head of Loreto Schools in Rumbek, received the State Department international award for her courage, inner strength and fierce dedication to female empowerment.
A campaign by faith-based investors and investment networks, spearheaded by a New York congregation of women religious, led the nation's largest consumer bank to announce it intended to stop investing in private prison firms.