Equality

Sr. Thea Bowman takes step further toward canonization with bishops' vote

The first black member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration was also the first black woman to address the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Thea Bowman is an inspiration to thousands of people with her words and songs. Now, the bishops' conference has endorsed her sainthood cause, which is being undertaken by her home Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi.

Wheelchair ministry in Vietnam frees people to earn a living

In Vietnam, people living with physical disabilities are dependent on their families, who are often unable to do things like afford $400 wheelchairs. For the past two years, the Daughters of Mary Immaculate sisters in Hue city have focused on getting mobility equipment donated from abroad so that people who otherwise could not leave their houses to interact with neighbors, visit family and, importantly, do things like sell lottery tickets to support themselves, can have a fuller life.

Nuns on the Bus 2018: Hello to Mar-a-Lago, goodbye to the bus

Nuns on the Bus - After four weeks, 21 states and 54 events, the Nuns on the Bus finished their journey Nov. 2 with a "Fiesta for the Common Good" after a visit to Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump's private golf club and resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Ursuline Sr. Michele Morek, who joined the bus on its first and last legs, discusses her favorite parts of the trip and what she'll always remember from the road.

 

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