Poor Clare sister from Maryland is elected abbess, succeeds Mother Angelica

Mother Mary Paschal of the Lamb of God was elected abbess July 29, taking on the same post that was once held by Mother Angelica, founder of both the monastery and the global Catholic communications network known as EWTN.

Speaker: Only way forward is to allow Christ 'to come in, encounter us'

If pastoral leaders want to be "prophetic disciples" who call others into a closer relationship with Christ, they must first experience Christ's presence in their own lives, Sr. Miriam James Heidland told more than 1,000 attendees of the Mid-Atlantic Congress Feb. 15 in Baltimore.

Nun believed killed by nephew; police continue to search for body

Sr. Angela Miller, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is believed to have been killed by her nephew on or before he set fire April 28 to the nun's home in West Scranton, Pennsylvania, authorities said.