Dan Stockman is national correspondent for Global Sisters Report. He was a reporter at daily newspapers in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana for nearly two decades before joining GSR in 2014.
Brian Kane, senior director of ethics at the Catholic Health Association, is the organization's point person on the vaccine. "Sisters are probably high up on the list. First is health care workers, of course, but then, basically, it's people at higher risk of catching it, and certainly, advanced age and whatever health conditions they have would be factors."
Catholic sisters and their communities across the nation responded to the Jan. 6 attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, calling for prayers, peace and, in some cases, new leadership.
"This is the DNA of our community, healing women." Sr. Terry Gauvin of the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec helps shepherd the anti-trafficking program CourageLIVES in the Diocese of Portland, Maine.
The number of hungry people is soaring, and federal support of food banks may end soon. Sisters spoke to GSR about adapting ministries to increased need, fewer resources and diminished relationships.