The Nuns on the Bus on Wednesday kicked off a tour for immigration reform aimed at giving a push to legislation in Congress.
Human trafficking is so widespread that congregations of women religious are uniting in a nationwide effort to limit its reach.
The effort will focus on broader education about sex and labor trafficking, legislative advocacy for stricter laws and penalties for traffickers, and wider support for victims through much-needed social services and employment.
Editorial: One lingering question after a triennial meeting of some 800 Catholic sisters: Can the most educated women religious in church history determine their own course?
A group of LCWR supporters keeps an hour-long vigil monthly in Santa Rosa, Calif., to pray, sing and tell stores about specific sisters.
Maltese Sr. Carmen Sammut, the leader of her congregation since 2011, takes over from the first American to hold the post.
Grace on the Margins: A month after his election, Pope Francis put a damper on some's high hopes for him by holding the line on LCWR.
Pope Francis told leaders of global orders of Catholic sisters that the lives of consecrated persons are a "light in the world."
Q and A: Cardinal João Braz de Aviz said NCR's report of his talk Sunday gave one inaccurate translation but otherwise was accurate.
Q and A: The new secretary of the Vatican's Congregation for Religious also said the church should not exclude anyone.
NCR Today: The Vatican press office issued a statement Tuesday saying recent remarks by a Vatican official do not indicate a split among Vatican offices.