Rhina Guidos is a journalist, writer and editor on Catholicism and Latin America. She's won awards from the Catholic Press Association/Catholic Media Association for her stories about social justice and human rights. She is the author of Rutilio Grande: A Table for All, about a Jesuit martyred in her native country of El Salvador. 

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In Ukraine, Basilian sisters pitch in and prepare for war's consequences

When refugees from heavily attacked eastern Ukraine arrived in the sisters' city en masse in the first few months of the war, the Basilians scrambled to offer them food, clothes and shelter at the monastery.

Catholic sisters, organizations call efforts to suppress voting a 'sin'

Organizations led by women religious in the U.S. as well as other Catholic institutions denounced those who threaten democracy and efforts that make it difficult for some U.S. citizens to vote.

Bishop visits tomb for U.S. women in El Salvador who may become martyrs

Representatives from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrated Mass Jan. 20 at the tomb of two Maryknoll sisters from the U.S. buried in El Salvador. Salvadoran bishops are working on a canonization cause for "martyr friends/companions," which will include the four women, as well as foreign-born priests, such as a group of Spanish-born Jesuits assassinated in 1989 and other Salvadoran Catholics slain during the country's civil war.

Catholic sisters make Advent plea to Biden: End 'immoral' immigration rule

Members of 24 congregations of women religious from around the country and supporters gathered outside the White House on Dec. 3 to protest the continued use of Title 42, enacted in March 2020 under the Trump administration as coronavirus infections began rising in the U.S. and around the world. Immigration advocates say the rule is another pretext to keep migrants out.