South Sudanese women sit outside their shelter in Genyiel county, Unity State, South Sudan, in this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo. Pope Francis had planned to visit Congo and South Sudan in early July, but that trip was canceled because of his health.

Resilient South Sudanese women deserve peace, respect and dignity

"Christ Blessing the Children," by Lucas Cranach the Younger and Workshop, a 1545-50 painting (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Every grownup has an obligation to the children in our society

Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson Pérez joins college students, other young adults and ministry leaders during an April 4 synodal listening session at La Salle University. (CNS/ Webb)

The synod: a transformative process

The one-room shed where a day laborer and his wife and daughter were living, when Rose Cherian Vachaparampil began the "live crib" project to build a house for the family (Courtesy of Rose Cherian Vachaparampil)

Building a home and experiencing the synod's theme