Those who accompany the dying inspired by 'Samaritanus bonus'

Much attention was given to church teaching on assisted suicide and euthanasia when the Vatican released its Sept. 22 letter "'Samaritanus bonus,' on the Care of Persons in the Critical and Terminal Phases of Life," but Sr. Maureen Weiss focused on the document's guidance on accompanying the dying, a key component to her vocation.

Women religious find a place of honor on Mother's Day

Women religious like Sr. Constance Veit of the Little Sisters of the Poor embrace the call to be a spiritual mother. "Our motherhood is exercised by loving those whom God puts in our path, those to whom he confides to us to care for."