Chris Herlinger is international correspondent to Global Sisters Report and also writes on humanitarian and international issues for NCR. He has reported from South Sudan and Darfur, Sudan, as well as numerous other locales, including Haiti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Kenya and Ethiopia and Liberia. He is the co-author, with Paul Jeffrey, of books on Haiti and Darfur, published by Seabury, and a third, on global hunger, published in 2015.

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Monday Starter: Sr. Donna Markham to retire as head of Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities USA has announced the retirement of Adrian Dominican Sr. Donna Markham as its president and chief executive officer after eight years leading the organization.

War, climate change, inflation: Multiple crises have led to a boom in global hunger

Officials and religious sisters see a perfect storm that began with the war in Ukraine, which rattled international markets and disrupted grain exports, leading to a rise in global hunger that will not be easily solved.

Monday Starter: UISG, USG joint report on synodality finds consensus for change

Pope Francis' goal of increased synodality has found a warm welcome in women's and men's religious congregations, according to a report by the International Union of Superiors General and the Union of Superiors General.

Hospital chains with sister roots respond to New York Times reporting

Providence and Bon Secours Mercy have responded to New York Times stories that allege that the chains engaged in practices that took advantage of low-income patients. Statements provided to GSR call the reporting unfair.