Carol Stanton, a former television news anchor and reporter, has served the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, as communications director and director of lay ministry formation. She holds a doctorate in theology from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

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A case study review of LCWR-CDF encounter could benefit whole church

Analysis - The Catholic church has much to learn from the recent encounter between the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which recently concluded an investigation into the sisters’ theology, procedures and program choices.

Sr. Cathy Buster building a new kind of farmworker community

Can a devastating hurricane be a good thing? It is when it opens opportunity for improvement: Sr. Cathy Buster has administered, managed and developed housing projects for 57 years. Her Casa San Juan Bosco community in Arcadia, Fla., developed through Catholic Charities, is a model of state-of-the-art, energy-efficient housing for agricultural workers whose families used to live in trailer parks.

It's about the people, not the law

What is the legacy of the Notre Dame Sisters at Hope CommUnity Center in the small, still rural town of Apopka, Fla.? Director Sr. Ann Kendrick took a brightly colored Russian matryoshka doll off of her shelf.

Legacy of hope

At a time when women religious are concerned about passing on their legacy, the sisters at Hope CommUnity Center in Appoka, Fla., have a kind of certainty that theirs will live on in the generations of people they have walked with, educated and empowered.