Bishop visits tomb for U.S. women in El Salvador who may become martyrs

Representatives from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrated Mass Jan. 20 at the tomb of two Maryknoll sisters from the U.S. buried in El Salvador. Salvadoran bishops are working on a canonization cause for "martyr friends/companions," which will include the four women, as well as foreign-born priests, such as a group of Spanish-born Jesuits assassinated in 1989 and other Salvadoran Catholics slain during the country's civil war.

Sr. Jeannine Gramick reflects on series of letters from Pope Francis

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, has exchanged a series of letters recently with Pope Francis. She describes the correspondence as including a "beautiful letter" from the pope. . 

Indian government reversal: Missionaries of Charity can get foreign funds

The Indian government reversed its ban on the Missionaries of Charity receiving and using foreign funds, reported

With foreign donation license denied, Missionaries of Charity ration food

The Missionaries of Charity have had to strictly rationing the food and daily use items for their regular 600 beneficiaries at their motherhouse and Shishu Bhavan, a children's orphanage since Christmas after the government did not approve its license to receive foreign contributions.