detailed Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious
ended with a call to the women themselves to continue discerning how best to
live the Gospel in fidelity to their orders’ founding ideals while facing
steeply declining numbers and a rapidly aging membership.
Dr. Martin Salia, the Maryland Catholic doctor who died Nov. 17 after contracting the Ebola virus while serving in his native Sierra Leone, was remembered by his family and parish priest as a man who loved God and who loved to serve others.
Nostalgia can sometimes let you down, as Billy Joel noted when he sang, “The good old days weren’t always good.”