Costa Rican bishop receives Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Costa Rican bishop receives Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Costa Rican Bishop Eugeniuo Salazar Mora greeted the Missionaries of Charity who had been kicked out of Nicaragua with the most beautiful, inspiring and humble gesture and words, as you’ll see in this recount. CNA—The bishop of Tilarán-Liberia in Costa Rica, Eugenio Salazar Mora, on July 6 knelt as he greeted the superior of the…

Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua, along with 100 other NGOs

Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua, along with 100 other NGOs

The Marxist government of Nicaraguan Sandinista National Liberation Front leader Daniel Ortega, which has been in power for 15 years, expelled 18 Missionaries of Charity from the Central American country on July 6, 2022.  But that’s not all… Ripped away from serving the poorest of the poor According to the newspaper El Confidencial, the nuns…

With Rosaries, Sandwiches, Food and Shelter, Ukrainian nuns help—‘They pray all day long’: daily helping people in need amid the Ukraine conflict

With Rosaries, Sandwiches, Food and Shelter, Ukrainian nuns help—‘They pray all day long’: daily helping people in need amid the Ukraine conflict

CNA—For Sister Franciszka Tumanevych, the first day of the full-scale Russian invasion was the most difficult. The 42-year-old member of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth told CNA that fear spread in Zhytomyr, the northern Ukrainian city where her convent is based, when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his forces to attack on…

“A Chocolate Chip Cookie and a Hail Mary” approach results in Abortions slowing to a trickle at St. Louis clinic after Convent opens across the street

“A Chocolate Chip Cookie and a Hail Mary” approach results in Abortions slowing to a trickle at St. Louis clinic after Convent opens across the street

CNA—Tucked away near the Forest Park neighborhood of St. Louis is a brick, three-story convent dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe. The convent, situated in a converted home on a corner lot, is nothing spectacular to the unknowing eye. But the convent is unique because it is located directly across the street from a Planned…

“Be of Good Cheer!”

“Be of Good Cheer!”

Inspiring words of Sr. Constance Veit, Little Sisters of the Poor, at the May 2016 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast— During the legal journey that led up to our day at the Supreme Court many people offered us advice and support. Three counsels stuck with me and have strongly influenced my life in the last few…

Mother Superior Visits Alma Mater

Mother Superior Visits Alma Mater

21 years after her graduation from Thomas Aquinas College — and 16 after she left the United States to enter the religious life in Italy — Mother Madeleine Marie of St. Joseph (Mary Kay Ellis ’99) returned to the California campus last week. As Superior of the Sister Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus…

The McCarrick Report’s Unanswered Questions

The McCarrick Report’s Unanswered Questions

Like the editor and staff of Catholic Business Journal, others had unanswered questions after the McCarrick Report. Michael Warsaw, head of EWTN, shares his observations here: National Catholic Register—The long-awaited McCarrick Report, detailing the rise and fall of the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, was finally released Nov. 10. First promised two years ago, the report…

INSPIRATION:  ‘Grant me an undivided heart’: first biography reveals spiritual writings of Sr. Clare Crockett

INSPIRATION: ‘Grant me an undivided heart’: first biography reveals spiritual writings of Sr. Clare Crockett

CNA, with CBJ edits—On April 16, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 676 people, including a young religious sister called Sr. Clare Crockett.  Two years after her death, her order released a film about her remarkable life in both English and Spanish. “All or Nothing: Sr. Clare Crockett” now has more than…

Sister, Soldier, Colonel, Surgeon, Speaker: Catholic religious sister to address Republican convention

Sister, Soldier, Colonel, Surgeon, Speaker: Catholic religious sister to address Republican convention

A surgeon, retired army officer, missionary and Catholic religious sister is among the featured speakers at this week’s Republican National Convention. The convention, which takes place over four days this week, will officially nominate President Donald Trump for reelection. What’s most remarkable, however, is the life of this consecrated religious. For example, other than Saint…

From Mexican Beauty Queen to Poor Clare Missionary of the Blessed Sacrament

From Mexican Beauty Queen to Poor Clare Missionary of the Blessed Sacrament

CNA—Esmeralda Solís Gonzáles is a young Mexican woman who was crowned last year as a beauty queen in her native town – and now she’s joined the Poor Clare Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament. Twenty-year old Gonzáles has watched her story go viral over the last week on social media over a post on the…

Meet the Religious Sister Known as the ‘Mother Teresa of Pakistan’

Meet the Religious Sister Known as the ‘Mother Teresa of Pakistan’

CNA—Before Sister Ruth Pfau arrived in Pakistan in the 1960s, life for leprosy victims in the country was filled with suffering and ostracization. In addition to the discomfort of the disfiguring disease itself, victims would often be isolated from society by others who feared catching the illness. But the work of Sister Pfau – a…

Singing Nuns to be at White House Tree Lighting Ceremony

Singing Nuns to be at White House Tree Lighting Ceremony

LifesiteNews—A group of Catholic sisters will be singing at this year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House.  According to the White House’s official website for the event, this American tradition dates back to 1923 when President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to the Ellipse park to light a 48-foot fir…