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A special legacy project undertaken in the two parishes where the Ursulines and the Sisters of Mission Service were working in Brazil is providing space and resources for the day-to-day needs of a community..
Our bookshelves are full of volumes telling us how we arrived at our modern predicament, but Eleven, a new book by Paul Hanley, takes on the tougher task of meticulously describing the present moment and then weighing it against a future where we will have 11 billion people sharing this planet, writes Trevor Herriot in his review.
Today is the 45th Earth Day, an annual reminder to take action on the planetary environment, writes Gerald Schmitz. He discusses recent books and films that address the major challenges facing our biosphere and the consequential choices confronting our species.
The Vatican on April 16 officially ended a controversial seven-year investigation of American nuns with a face-saving compromise that allows Pope Francis to close the book on one of the more troubled episodes that he inherited from his predecessor, Benedict XVI.