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Sr. Teresa Maya challenges LCWR assembly to go forth amid changing times

In her presidential address at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious assembly, Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word Teresa Maya told attendees a " 'change of epoch' is upon us in full force." She specified sisters' challenges — leading as a community regardless of numbers, working with younger sisters and confronting institutional racism — and instructed them to reach beyond with "eyes of faith."

'Time for togetherness': National Black Sisters' Conference celebrates 50 years, honors founder

The National Black Sisters' Conference celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 1 by honoring its founder, Patricia Grey. "The Holy Spirit was working through me. I was just the vessel," Grey said, at the closing banquet of a joint conference of several black clergy and religious groups. 

Sr. Thea Bowman expected to be approved for sainthood path

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.