Citing COVID-19 threat, Texas governor halts transportation of migrants

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued the order after a family staying at a shelter run by Sr. Norma Pimentel's Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley went to a fast-food place after testing positive for COVID-19.

Mercy sisters join other women religious in helping at the border

Handing out clothes, food and sometimes just providing a friendly ear, the sisters put into action one of the main missions of LCWR: "to collaboratively carry out their service of leadership to further the mission of the Gospel in today's world."

US cardinal gives nuns in Havana a host-making machine

In February 2020, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan embarked on a trip to Cuba at the invitation of the island-nation's president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, causing a sensation in Havana.

Catholic nonprofit will honor women religious who died of COVID-19

Chicago-based Catholic Extension plans to help 1,000 women religious with grants in memory of a group of sisters who died in late December of COVID-19 in Elm Grove, Wisconsin.