November 28, 2018, McAllen, Texas – When the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) issued a call recently for Sisters to volunteer for a few weeks at hospitality centers for immigrants, Sisters from several communities responded. Among them are Adrian Dominican Sisters Patricia Erickson, OP, Mary Kastens, OP, and Nancy Murray, OP, who ministered or are ministering at the Catholic Charities Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. Sister Judith Benkert, OP, has served at the hospitality center in El Paso, Texas, where Sister Maurine Barzantni, OP, will serve beginning in early December.
Read the article in The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report by Dan Stockman and Michele Morek.
November 1, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, a member of Global Sisters Report’s The Life Panel, writes on the political activism of many Catholic Sisters. Noting the need for citizens to be politically active, she cites numerous examples of Sisters who have taken a stance toward justice and peace in areas such as immigration, mining on indigenous lands, poverty, and hunger. Read the writings of other panelists; scroll down to find Sister Tarianne’s article on political activism.