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.
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.
Religious life in the 21st century calls us to help our church listen to the voices of women and respect their full and equal participation in all aspects of ecclesial affairs, including governance.
From National Catholic Reporter - Trump's trade war has not dented farmer support for him in Iowa, a stop for the 2018 Nuns on the Bus. Meanwhile, outside rural corners, issues like health care and tax cuts are factoring into Iowa's 1st District race.
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.
Horizons - As I pray with this All Souls' Day morning Scripture for the people killed in our country this week, an image arises in my heart. I imagine an enormous, sustained embrace in heaven. At the center, God is pulling our dear departed brothers and sisters close, holding them to God's eternal heart of love.
Tax Justice Truth Tour - In our town halls, we nuns on the bus gave the alarming news about the tax bill's effect on the national debt: $1.9 trillion. What does that really mean? The Network staff figured it up: If you spent $1 per second, it would take you about 60,300 years to spend $1.9 trillion.
Nuns on the Bus - As the bus swung through the Carolinas, the sisters met with community organizers doing their best to help men and women on the margins.
Nuns on the Bus Blog - Coming off a two-week break from the bus, I arrived pretty refreshed, but I was amazed to see Social Service Sr. Simone Campbell and her Network staff still cheerful and full of energy.
In July 2018, St. Louis celebrated the opening of the remodeled Gateway Arch grounds and museum. The way the structure's opposing legs meet in natural beauty offers a metaphor for cooperation, inclusion and understanding.
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