Catholic nuns take the forefront in relief work for flooded Kerala

More than 6,700 Catholic nuns are among those helping over a million people taking shelter in relief camps after unprecedented floods ravaged Kerala, a southwestern Indian state. "This is the biggest rescue and relief operation the Catholic Church in Kerala has undertaken in its history," says Fr. George Vettikattil, who heads the church's relief operations in the state.

Celebrating animal wisdom

Seeing Jesus as the compañera (partner) on life's journey, showing us the way to — as Paul says — "live, and move, and have our being" is the real message of the Scriptures. I think the harsher theory of atonement is not a good description of the Divine Source of All Being, who has so generously created us, showing us how living "his" Way will probably lead to death, and hopefully, new life.

Nearly 600 institutions back Catholic Climate Declaration

Among the signers are 37 dioceses, close to 200 religious communities, more than 100 parishes, 61 Catholic universities, and more than a dozen Catholic health care organizations. "If we know creation is a gift for us to enjoy, to safeguard and to protect for future generations, climate change presents us with a moral crisis and a moral question," said Sr. Sharlet Wagner, president-elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.