Conversations with Sr. Camille: "We seem to have bought into a thesis that morality is only a personal or interpersonal matter; business knows best for all the rest."
Global Sisters Report: At GSR, we don't just write about sisters. The other aspect of GSR is providing a place for sisters themselves to speak.
An unholy reaction crossed the mind of Sr. Mary Peter Rowland on a day 33 years ago when she first hit the streets of Guatemala, which was supposed to be her new home. Goats and cows still grazed on lots in the capital, Guatemala City, and the unmistakable smell of animal manure wafted through the air.
"Oh, my God, I don't think I can do this," Rowland recalls thinking. "I'm from Brooklyn."
If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down federal subsidies that have helped millions of people get health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, it will be "an incredible cruelty," said the president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association.
"[If] you are in any state of the union and you are talking to people who work for a living, who wait on us, cut our hair, drive our taxis, they will tell you this has been life-changing for them," Sr. Carol Keehan said about the federal health care law.
Global Sisters Report: As 21 sisters under the age of 40 gathered for the annual Giving Voice 20s/30s retreat, I wished I could bottle up the moment.
The girl was waiting at the sisters' gate one morning in August.
Before her 18th birthday, Elizabeth had already traveled across the Sahara and the Mediterranean on her way from Nigeria to Europe and spent six months in a brothel in Denmark. She was being prepared to start working on the streets of Italy when she found her way to Casa Rut, a safe house for trafficking victims.
We say: Now that the Vatican has decided that the women are worthy of praise, it is appropriate to ask: "What was that about?"
Global Sisters Report: At year’s end, we at GSR pause for our own gratitude review of the sister columnists who gave generously of themselves.
Commentary: I want to delve below the surface to engage what I think are some of the deeper issues and concerns and hopes that challenge us for the future.
Opponents and supporters of the pending sale of six Catholic hospitals to Prime Healthcare Services escalated their actions and their rhetoric this week as the February deadline nears.