Catholic Charities CEO urges all to 'shatter stereotypes' about immigrants

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 sisters made up for my parents' absence': Orphanage nurtures family spirit

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.