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.
Dozens of sister congregations called on U.S. President Joe Biden in an open letter to stop using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to expel asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. They say this violates his promise of a more humane immigration policy.
Monday Starter: Mary Proshanta, a member of the Associates of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, compiled Go to Saint Joseph from previously published works and translated it to Bangla. "This book has enriched Christian literature," said Archbishop Bejoy D'Cruze of Dhaka.
After 18 months of turmoil, stress and watching COVID-19 victims die, and with millions of Americans choosing not to be vaccinated, caregivers at Catholic health facilities are reaching their limits.
Monday Starter: The Gospel message is threatened by state laws seeking "in subtle and not so subtle ways" to make it difficult for the impoverished and marginalized to vote. Catholic sisters support the Freedom to Vote Act, federal legislation that would address these "shameful challenges."