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.
The Latin American group employed the "see, judge, act" methodology: recognize what's happening and who is affected, interpret how Catholics should respond and take action.
People have a thirst for God, but know little about him. Sisters, among other ministers of evangelization, serve as "pointers" to him. No wonder the Catholic Church has for years encouraged the presence of religious life.
Benedictine Sr. Karol O'Connell gave her first piano lesson at age 13. She taught music for many years to the students of Kylemore Abbey School in Ireland. Now helping area teachers introduce music literacy to their schools, O'Connell is also featured in the recent documentary "Making the Grade."
The Life - Living among people who are poor, living an exemplary life that speaks louder than words, recognizing Christ in others, incarnating God's tenderness, love, mercy and justice for all they meet, realizing that the people they serve are their salvation — these are the ways in which sisters fit into the "great commission" of Jesus in Matthew 28: to make disciples of all nations.
Benedictine Sr. Helen Lange, who turns 105 Sept. 28, is described as someone who leaves an endearing mark on all those she encounters. For 44 years, she taught school in Texas, Louisiana and Florida and she talks about these years with great joy and amazing recall.
GSR Today - Earlier this month, two South Sudanese political rivals, President Salva Kiir and former vice president and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace agreement many hope will end this terrible war.
Issues surrounding labor migration — such as the rights of migrant workers, high fees on wired remittances, and inconsistent policies across nations — were the focus of a recent three-day conference, "Migrant Workers: An Asian-Pacific Experience." The gathering in New Delhi drew 161 participants, mostly religious, from across Asia.
Holy Angels, a home in Belmont for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, lived up to its reputation of hospitality, sheltering a group of medically fragile North Carolinians fleeing from Tropical Storm Florence.
About 2,000 people from around the world gathered in Strasbourg to honor Blessed Alphonse Marie Eppinger, a 19th-century sister who went out to serve on the peripheries.
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