Mother Mary Lange, who founded the first Black Catholic school in the United States and the first religious order for women of color, is an example of courageous resilience the church needs, say members of her order, the Oblate Sisters of Providence.
A case before the Supreme Court Nov. 1 argues that death-row chaplains should be able to pray aloud with inmates and place their hands on them in prayer during executions.
During an online panel about the death penalty Oct. 19, panelists stressed how capital punishment goes against church teaching.
Health workers at Catholic hospitals should be vaccinated because they are "serving people at a vulnerable time of sickness," Mercy Sr. Mary Haddad said. "The thought that they could infect someone is unconscionable."