Sr. Thea Bowman could start on the path toward becoming a saint in November, when the U.S. bishops are expected to approve her cause for sainthood at their biannual meeting, officials announced July 31. Four major black clergy and religious groups made the announcement July 31 along with the news that they will unite to advance the causes for sainthood for five African-American Catholics, with Bowman's expected to be added once the bishops approve.
Religious sisters won a battle with publicly traded gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co. They used a shareholder resolution to force the company to start reporting on its gun safety measures. Shareholder resolutions are just one way sisters have been holding corporations to take social responsibility.
As religious communities undergo transition, we can learn from the "open-source" approach to software development to help better shape our communities' futures.
After six years living and working in Chile, in 2013 I returned to live at our motherhouse in rural Kentucky. In Chile, at Casa Ursulina, I loved my ministry to and with a remarkable community of women of low income. But I had just turned 80 and was looking for something less strenuous.
The overwhelming majority of those pursuing vocations in Catholic religious life in the church were born into the faith. But a small, steady stream of men and women choose first to become Catholic and then, in what is perhaps an even larger leap of faith, choose religious life itself.
An Indian Catholic nun accused a bishop of raping her four years ago and then sexually abusing her multiple times over the following two years. But it was not until June 29 that the unidentified nun, a member of the Missionaries of Jesus, complained to police of being raped in May 2014 by Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.
The Life - "True formation happens when I am fully present to my daily reality. Then the word of God pierces my heart in the most unexpected ways, through the hands of his people." In the debut installment of the second year of GSR's feature The Life, our new panelists share what they've learned from work and life as a sister.
A new report finds that human traffickers who prey on guest workers in the US are relying heavily on gaps in accountability within the temporary work visa system. Based on national hotline data from 2015 to 2017, 797 individuals are believed to be victims.
Religious life can rejuvenate and thrive in the 21st century. As the "expectant mothers" of this rejuvenation, we women religious must let go, take risks for change, be flexible and lead.
In southern Vietnam, government authorities ordered the Lovers of the Holy Cross Congregation to turn over their land to support an urban project. But sisters and allies are pushing back; protesters are calling for a land ownership amendment to Vietnam's constitution.
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