Nuns on the Bus Blog - On the first day of the 2018 cross-country tour, we visited Homeboy Industries, one site visit along the way as we to listen to people from Los Angeles to West Pam Beach, Florida, to see how U.S. tax policies are affecting them.
Nuns on the Bus 2018 - Overlooking the sandy beaches of Santa Monica, the 2018 Nuns on the Bus set off for Mar-a-Lago on Florida's southeast coast Oct. 8 — from "sea to shining sea," said Social Service Sr. Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby, which sponsors the bus tour.
• Keep up with the Nuns on the Bus Blog, where you can read about previous years' tours and "On the Road to Mar-a-Lago" in 2018
Ahead of the Oct. 6 Senate vote that appointed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore sent a letter urging all female senators to vote no.
Recent Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility actions include shareholder resolutions that pressured Smith and Wesson to find ways to improve gun safety. Adrian Dominican Sr. Judy Byron, a leader in that movement, was honored by the group along with Mercy Sr. Susan Vickers, vice president of corporate responsibility for Dignity Health, the Mercy Sisters' health care system.
A state court in southern India has denied bail to a Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun on grounds that he could influence witnesses if released from jail. The High Court of Kerala said Oct. 3 that releasing Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar would not help the investigation or deliver justice in an "efficient, smooth and fair" manner.
The delegates at the bishops' youth synod this month will hear few, if any, women's voices during the meeting, so more than 50 advocates and scholars gathered ahead of time to launch a new book and draw attention to the need for more women in church leadership and reforms.
No ministry has so profoundly shaped my life in God as being a faith companion to God's transgender people. I am compelled to give witness to how I have seen them for almost two decades.
From Where I Stand - Amid sex abuse revelations, the cry for reform gets louder by the day. And while some reform of structures is imperative, it's the theology that counts.
Simply Spirit - I wonder if the current implosion of ecclesiastical credibility over clergy sex abuse can create a new moment of grace, one that breaks down outmoded governance models. We may already have a road map — thanks to liberation theologian Leonardo Boff.
Five Catholic nuns in the southern Indian state of Kerala are holding an indefinite sit-in demanding the arrest of a bishop accused of repeatedly raping another sister.
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