GSR Today - After the Oct. 27 massacre of 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue, communities of Catholic women religious call for an end to hateful rhetoric and for better control of firearms.
NCR Preview: Last week, Sr. Carol Keehan announced her retirement as president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, effective June 30, 2019. There can be no real replacing of Sister Carol.
Notes from the Field - I am in my second month of post-graduate service with Good Shepherd Volunteers and work full-time in New York City at Marian Hall, a group residence for teenage girls who cannot live at home for various reasons, including abuse or neglect.
The power of story and promise of hope permeated the Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize ceremony Oct. 19. While no sisters appeared as speakers or panelists, the inspiring event highlighted heroes and solutions that are making a difference.
GSR Today - A new movement is emboldening women to raise their voices loud enough to be heard in churches that treat them with silence.
In Conversation - Pat Marrin talks about Óscar Romero's legacy and his connection to Pope Paul VI. GSR national correspondent Dan Stockman shares the story of Catherine Kasper, founder of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, and others to be canonized Oct. 14.
Since the 1970s, sisters have stood with Filipinos in their pursuit of justice. As principal of Binalbagan Catholic College, Sr. Aquila Sy ensured students understood their responsibility to apply Catholic social teaching in their lives. Her activities made her a target. She shared her story with GSR.
GSR Today - What is the right-click equivalent for other parts of my life? Were there past events that unlocked whole menus of possibility for me?
I'm thinking about the word "chain." Chain letters are fraudulent. A chain smoker often lights the next cigarette from the one currently burning. Chain reactions can be bad, such as your car gets hit, which forces you to hit the next car. Or chain reactions can be good, such as a movement to pay it forward.
GSR Today - Earlier this month, two South Sudanese political rivals, President Salva Kiir and former vice president and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace agreement many hope will end this terrible war.
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