Chris Herlinger is international correspondent to Global Sisters Report and also writes on humanitarian and international issues for NCR. He has reported from South Sudan and Darfur, Sudan, as well as numerous other locales, including Haiti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Kenya and Ethiopia and Liberia. He is the co-author, with Paul Jeffrey, of books on Haiti and Darfur, published by Seabury, and a third, on global hunger, published in 2015.
Providence and Bon Secours Mercy have responded to New York Times stories that allege that the chains engaged in practices that took advantage of low-income patients. Statements provided to GSR call the reporting unfair.
Concerns remain that Russia might use a nuclear weapon amid war in Ukraine. Advocates for a nuclear-free world said this may be a moment for an issue that has hovered in the background for years to become more prominent.
Sisters and congregational advocates at the United Nations are disappointed but not surprised at the breakdown of a monthlong meeting examining ways to strengthen the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT.
A number of African women were recognized at the Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society and Pastoral Life for their contribution to the continent's development.