Link Roundup: Sisters and Social Justice

2021-07-27T17:41:06+00:00Jul 27, 2021|Categories: In the News|

Sisters around the world have long been at the forefront of social justice work. Here's a link roundup on some of their recent efforts: Talitha Kum, a network led by sisters via UISG, launched a new anti-trafficking campaign called "Care Against Trafficking" which aims to dismantle the structures which lead [...]

Link Roundup: Interculturality in Religious Life

2021-07-03T12:48:13+00:00Jul 3, 2021|Categories: In the News|

Interculturality was recently featured during a webinar by the Union of International Superior Generals in Rome. During the talk, Sr. Patricia Murray, IBVM, the Executive Secretary of UISG spoke at length on the difficulties and opportunities interculturality presents. She noted that interculturality impacts nearly every part of a congregation, even [...]

Recent Nun/Sister Vocation Stories

2021-06-11T14:44:31+00:00Jun 11, 2021|Categories: In the News|

Here's a roundup of four vocation stories, three on contemplative nuns and one from a sister in an apostolic order. First, Sr. Mary Joseph of the Trinity, OCD, died on June 6th, 2021. Before entering the monastery, she was Ann Russell Miller, a wealthy and well-connected San Francisco socialite. One [...]

New Penal Canons Promulgated

2021-06-02T15:45:01+00:00Jun 2, 2021|Categories: In the News|

On June 1, 2021, Pope Francis promulgated the revised Book VI of the 1983 Code of Canon Law with the Apostolic Constitution "Pascite gregem Dei." The text of "Pascite" is currently not available in English, but see here for the Latin from the Vatican; L'Osservatore Romano has both the Latin [...]

Ignatian Year Starts

2021-05-25T19:36:14+00:00May 25, 2021|Categories: In the News|

On May 20, 2021, the Jesuits kicked off a worldwide "Ignatian Year" to mark the 500th anniversary of Ignatius of Loyola's conversion. May 20 is the traditional date given as when Ignatius was struck by a cannonball during a fight at Pamplona, an event which set him on the course [...]

Link Roundup: Sister Nurses and Doctors

2021-05-14T17:35:55+00:00May 14, 2021|Categories: In the News|

May 6-12 was Catholic Nurses week. Although nursing is now largely done by the laity, orders like the Sisters of Mercy continue to operate many healthcare facilities, engaging in healthcare ranging from "scrub nurses and doctors to CEOs, CFOs, and trustees in hospitals and health system." Here's a link roundup [...]

Francis Releases “Antiquum Ministerium”

2021-05-11T14:27:34+00:00May 11, 2021|Categories: In the News|

On May 11, Pope Francis released an Apostolic Letter motu proprio titled "Antiquum Ministerium." The letter establishes the lay ministry of catechist, through a rite to be determined by the Congregation of Divine Worship. The letter begins by reflecting on a New Testament theology of charism, focused especially on 1 [...]

Synodality: Link Roundup

2021-06-02T13:50:50+00:00May 4, 2021|Categories: In the News|

In February, Sr. Nathalie Becquart, XMCJ was appointed undersecretary to the Synod of Bishops. The subsequent media attention on Sr. Becquart, as well as her own interest in promoting the concept of synodality, has led to a spate of articles and thinking about the problems and possibilities synodality possesses. But [...]

New Religious Saint To Be Canonized

2021-04-28T13:53:50+00:00Apr 27, 2021|Categories: In the News|

Vatican News reported that Pope Francis has authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to proceed with the canonization of a new religious saint and decrees about the causes of a number of other religious. The Congregation will soon canonize Margaret of Città del Castello, a third order Dominican [...]

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