The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet said in a statement that they were safe and were remaining on site on the advice of the Los Angeles Fire Department and that firefighters and police were with them.
The Little Sisters of the Poor filed a petition with the Supreme Court Oct. 1 asking the court to once again protect them from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
Women religious, and Sisters of Mercy in particular, attended several of climate protests and stood out by wearing purple "Mercy for Justice" T-shirts and carrying pre-made signs with messages: "The climate crisis is a moral issue" and "Mercy for the earth."
Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters who taught her, died Sept. 17 due to complications from breast cancer. She was 75.