With wall on three sides, Comboni Sisters in West Bank build bridges

The wall and military towers loom above the convent on all three sides, including over the kindergarten playground, which has been covered by a fireproof roof because of the Molotov cocktails thrown over the wall by Palestinian demonstrators during clashes with Israeli soldiers. 

Poor Clares' contemplative monastery in Tennessee quietly closes

As Christmas approached and 2019 came to a close, the last Catholic contemplative monastery in Tennessee quietly closed.

Migrants benefit from Mercy Sisters' ministry of presence

The Sisters of Mercy have focused their ministries on five critical concerns: Earth, immigration, nonviolence, racism and women.

Baltimore archbishop says Mother Lange's sainthood cause moving forward

Vatican officials are moving ahead with the cause for sainthood for Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori said Dec. 5 in Rome.