The day before Sr. Patricia Fox, 71, was scheduled to leave the Philippines where she immersed herself among the poor for 27 years, Global Sisters Report managed to ask her for some parting words.
Ursuline Sr. Larraine Lauter's 10-year-old organization, Water With Blessings, based near Louisville, Kentucky, has distributed filters and prepped thousands of women in maintaining a high-tech water filtering system in Haiti since April 2017.
A rule finalizing the religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate should be "the end of a long cultural war fight" over the issue and confirm that the U.S. government "never needed nuns to give out contraceptives" to women, said the president of the Becket law firm.
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.
St. Katharine Drexel forged a connection between Xavier University of Louisiana and the Pueblos of New Mexico. As a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament, I have often said that my soul has taken root with the people and the land of New Mexico; however, my heart is at home at Xavier where I have worked for 30 years
Sometimes people ask me about the experience of serving as the vice postulator for the Cause for the Canonization of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy. My response is that it is like standing in the path of a great wave of hope.
For the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, the canonization of their foundress, also known as Mother Mary Catherine Kasper, is a confirmation of what they knew and believed. Their gratitude stemmed from the universal church recognizing God's goodness as manifested in her and sharing Kasper with the world.
Sr. Marlene Weisenbeck, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, raises awareness about human trafficking through the Task Force to Eradicate Modern Slavery, working alongside other groups. "We all have to work together because the survivors come to us through various venues."
The Missionaries of Charity congregation has agreed to resume its service of offering children for adoption. The congregation founded by St. Teresa of Kolkata, commonly known as Mother Teresa, had discontinued giving babies from their orphanages for adoption in October 2015 after disagreeing with a new federal law that allowed single and divorced woman to adopt children.
NCR Preview: Last week, Sr. Carol Keehan announced her retirement as president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, effective June 30, 2019. There can be no real replacing of Sister Carol.
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