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May 5, 2021, Washington, D.C. – Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, recently received the John Carroll Medal from the John Carroll Society in recognition of her “mission-driven life,” most recently as President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. Sister Donna was also the keynote speaker at the Society’s annual awards ceremony, held virtually.

Founded in 1951 and named after the first Catholic bishop in the United States, the John Carroll Society is an “organization of Catholic professionals united in their desire for an ever deepening and enriching knowledge of their Faith and in service to the Archbishop of Washington,” according to its website.

“God has led me to sacred places of the hearts and psyches of many, many, suffering people,” Sister Donna said in her keynote address. “These people have been my teachers.”

Read the entire article, written by Lynnea Mumola and published in The Catholic Standard, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Washington.

April 16, 2021, Washington, D.C. – Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, was cited in a National Catholic Reporter Global Sisters Report article on the crisis of people who are behind in their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic – and on the various ways that Catholic Sisters are reaching out to help them. The national moratorium on eviction, emergency funds from Catholic Charities offices and grants from organizations such as the Felician Sisters’ Francis Fund can bring immediate help in this crisis, Sister Donna said. But the crisis really calls for “a lot of robust advocacy efforts with Congress and the [Biden] administration,” she added. 

Read the entire article by Soli Salgado. 


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