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.

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2021 Catholic Sisters Week includes food challenge along with virtual events

Members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious have been challenged to address food insecurity, especially in activities integrated into the eighth annual Catholic Sisters Week, which runs March 8-14.

Sr. Dianna Ortiz, kidnapping survivor and advocate for torture victims, dies at 62

Ursuline Sr. Dianna Ortiz, who not only survived kidnapping and torture in Guatemala but used the experience to become a voice for torture victims everywhere, died of cancer Feb. 19. She was 62.

Connection in pandemic: Associates and sisters nurture spiritual bond virtually

Associates have a spiritual connection to the sisters of their congregations that sets them apart from other volunteers or friends. But how can communities maintain that spiritual connection during a pandemic?

Q & A with Sr. Mary Lou Specha, who turned her home into a Mardi Gras float

With Mardi Gras events canceled because of COVID-19, artists who create floats were out of work. Someone had the idea of decorating houses to create a stationary parade, and Presentation Sr. Mary Lou Specha signed up.