Officials and religious sisters see a perfect storm that began with the war in Ukraine, which rattled international markets and disrupted grain exports, leading to a rise in global hunger that will not be easily solved.
In Indianapolis, four sisters of the congregation founded by St. Teresa of Kolkata have lived, prayed and served those in need in a poverty-stricken neighborhood on the near east side of Indianapolis since 2000.
Hundreds of Catholic nuns have joined activists in India to protest the under-construction Vizhinjam Port, which opponents say is causing environmental destruction and leading to displacement of the fishing community.
Concerns remain that Russia might use a nuclear weapon amid war in Ukraine. Advocates for a nuclear-free world said this may be a moment for an issue that has hovered in the background for years to become more prominent.
It is a hardcore reality in India that most rural women face a lot of challenges. Jebamalai Mary is a single mother who shows that such oppressed women can rise up and prove their worth, dignity and respect.
Walking has health benefits; walking towards the periphery boosts the health of our missionary endeavors. This is the work of sisters in the Socio-Pastoral Apostolate; they serve those who are marginalized.