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October 25, 2015, New York City, New YorkThe Wall Street Journal interviewed Sister Donna Markham, OP – former Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and the first female President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. The interview touches on an array of topics, including Sister Donna’s vision for Catholic Charities, funding and legislative challenges, female leadership within the Catholic Church, and Pope Francis’ recent visit to the United States. Read The Wall Street Journal’s article by Melanie West.

Recently, Sister Donna Markham was also one of three panel participants at an October 22 discussion at Georgetown University. The panel discussion, titled “Women Taking the Lead: Acting on Pope Francis’ Message,” included Sister Donna Markham along with Carolyn Woo, President of Catholic Relief Services, and Sister Carol Keehan, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, who heads the Catholic Health Association. Sister Donna Markham spoke to female leadership and the importance of collaboration. Read Mark Zimmermann’s article in the Catholic Standard.

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June 18, 2015, Flossmoor, Illinois – Sister Norlee McDonnell, OP, who has ministered since 1971 at Infant Jesus of Prague Parish in Flossmoor, Illinois, was honored by the Flossmoor Village Board for her years of dedicated service to the community. Originally a teacher at the school, Sister Norlee in 1975 helped to found the parish’s pastoral care program, which is still flourishing. Read the entire article, by Tom Houlihan, in The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.

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June 18, 2015, Houston, Texas – Sister Maureen O’Connell, OP, and her ministry at Angela House – giving women who had been incarcerated the support they need to transition into the community – were featured in the Texas Catholic Herald News, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. In the article, Sister Maureen describes the philosophy, programs, and services of Angela House, one of 60 ministries supported by the archdiocese’s Diocesan Services Fund. Read the full article by Kerry McGuire.



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