Time to Honor our Sisters

Students from St. Agnes Academic H.S., College Point, and St. John the Baptist H.S., West Islip, L.I., participated on a Youth Preaching Weekend March 11-13. The young people joined the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week.

Pope Warns Clergy About Snares of Devil

MORELIA, Mexico (CNS) – The devil loves Christians – especially priests and nuns – who are resigned to the violence and corruption around them, Pope Francis said.

Living Witnesses

In what was perhaps his strongest words yet on vocations, Pope Francis, at an audience with religious sisters and brothers at the conclusion of the Year for Consecrated Life, said, “Why is the womb of consecrated life becoming so sterile?… Some congregations experiment with ‘artificial insemination’… What do they do?… They welcome … ‘Yes come, […]

Teacher Told Students They Were Beautiful

In observance of Catholic Schools Week, I would like to acknowledge my role model. She is neither an actress, sports figure, nor a politician; rather, she is a Dominican nun, Sister Mary William Posthauer, O.P., who taught at Dominican Commercial H.S., Jamaica, when I was a student there many years ago.

For Religious, Year Is Over But Ministry Continues

Hundreds of religious sisters, brothers and consecrated laity gathered Feb. 6 at the mother parish of Long Island to celebrate the closing of the Year of Consecrated Life together in community. “Religious life is in a time of profound transformation,” said Sister Mary Hughes, O.P., the guest speaker at the closing celebration at St. James Cathedral, Downtown Brooklyn. “We have to walk into this transformation with faith.”

The Call Continues

Dear Editor: As I read Bishop DiMarzio’s column (Jan. 30), I thought back to my high school days when young women entered religious congregations each year – 30, 50 and even 100 each year. The times have changed and the young women of today have so many more wonderful, enriching opportunities open to them, and rightly so.

The Joy of Religious life

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, As we prepare to celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life on Feb. 2, we remember that the Year of Consecrated Life called by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, will come to an end. However, the celebration of Consecrated Life in the Church, since its specific designation in 1997 by Saint John Paul II, must continue.

Mexican Nun Wins Human Rights Award

Sister Consuelo Morales, a member of the Congregation of Our Lady: Canonesses of St. Augustine, has advocated for and accompanied families whose loved ones disappeared in violence or problematic security crackdowns.

Vatican Calls for ‘Equal Dignity’ for Brothers

To help appreciate and better promote the vocation of religious brothers, the Vatican released a 50-page reflection in five languages on Dec. 14 on the importance of their life and mission of evangelization, fraternity and sacrifice.