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.
"We always try to talk to companies about whatever our concerns are and then move forward": Benedictine Sr. Susan Mika spoke with GSR about leading an effort to remove antibiotics from McDonald's beef supply chain. She also talked about an ongoing battle over shareholder resolutions.
As sisters age out of active ministry, many congregations have faced questions about how their ministries' mission will continue in Catholic health systems after they are no longer affiliated with the founding communities. One key response is forming lay leaders in health care who embrace and live those values.
GSR Today - This story was never supposed to be about Sister Paula and Sister Margaret.
The sisters ministering in a community with generational poverty and some of the most challenging employment and health care statistics in the nation make an important statement about the church and women religious through their presence.