Building relationships will build bridges between faiths, cultures

Offering assistance to immigrants, refugees and other newcomers is an important tenet of Catholic social teaching. The command to “welcome the stranger” comes no less than from Christ himself. This simple command, however, raises not-so-simple questions and challenges for a modern, global society in which large numbers of people are on the move because of […]

Service, relationship-building part of sisters’ 125-year legacy

Visitor editor Joe Towalski recently interviewed Sister Beatrice Eichten, community minister of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls. The following excerpts from the interview were edited for length and clarity. Q: What are some of the similarities and some of the differences between living in the community today compared to 125 years ago? A: There’s […]