Given the accomplishments of women religious in educating women, founding schools and creating a health care system, what if, now that we ourselves are largely older, sisters across the country started taking a serious look at aging, if we read and discussed and debunked the stereotypes of old age? We could help create a more age-equitable culture.
Every day there are situations in the news related to violence, racial discrimination, social upheavals, or questions involving immoral and unethical conditions. Keep your head in the game! Is this the way God meant for us to live? I am sure it is not! But that is the way minorities have had to live in the United States in order to survive.
Chicago - Social Service Sr. Simone Campbell: "If you push back against something, you reinforce the very thing you're pushing against. You get stuck because you're both pushing."
Simply Spirit: Vatican statements on women priests are invariably ahistorical and biblically naive. It is embarrassing. Worse, they bear false witness to the Jesus of history and are ultimately destructive to the body of Christ, especially the distaff side.
As early as 1999, Sr. Luisa Derouen became the first woman religious to minister among transgender people. In this interview, she discusses changing attitudes about trans issues, Pope Francis' encounters with transgender Catholics and why she chose to no longer remain anonymous in her ministry.
The Mekong Delta's Soc Trang Province is one of largest Khmer-populated provinces in southern Vietnam. Khmer ethnic people account for over 30 percent of the province's population of 1.3 million, and because of their status, they are generally left out of government-run schools, health care and other opportunities to move out of poverty. Over two decades ago, Sisters of Lovers of the Holy Cross of Can Tho volunteered to educate illiterate Khmer adults at their convent in Soc Trang City to introduce the mostly Buddhist population to Catholicism and help them live better lives.
See for Yourself - "Hello," she hailed. "Are you looking for a gluten-free restaurant? If so, you've come to the right place. I just opened this location about three months ago." Although I actually wasn't looking for a gluten-free restaurant, I sat down in the open café chair next to her.
GSR Today - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is not a fictional place, though before I traveled there, my community did not believe it was real.
"Women in their struggles know what it means not to be included. Out of that awareness, we must include everyone for a flourishing of life." Global Sisters Report speaks to a number of Catholic sisters with experience at the United Nations about the values women would bring to the formation of foreign policy.
On May 11, 2018, more than 200 people from around the country gathered at St. Bridget for a prayer service and rally. No longer alone, we have learned anew the value of community in fighting the attacks on our immigrant sisters and brothers. However, we admit to still being confused and afraid of what might happen next in this anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, "throw them all out" climate of 2018. Send us your Spirit, O God!
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