Nuns on the Bus gets underway in tax-policy tour across US

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

Sisters honored at corporate responsibility forum

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.

Court in India denies bail to bishop accused of raping nun

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.