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.
Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, Kentucky, are asking people to write a note, a card or share a children's drawing "to inspire hope and joy" to survivors of recent tornadoes.
Monday Starter: A virtual seminar Jan. 12 will examine how consecrated religious are called to participate in the synodal process, what they are invited to offer to the synod and what they may receive.
To save precious natural resources like the Hudson River Valley, humans must stop claiming dominance over all of creation. "We can’t keep putting man at the top," Sister of Charity Carol De Angelo said during a fall boat tour. "We're very much part of an ecosystem, and it's hard to restructure what is entrenched."
Few years have felt as connected to the previous one as 2021 — largely because the global pandemic of 2020 continued this year. Amid COVID-19 and other challenges, sisters served with commitment and care. Here is a rundown of 2021 as chronicled in Global Sisters Report.