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Statements

From time to time, Loretto issues public statements. These statements reflect the Community’s mission to “work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us.” We advocate at the local, state, national and global level on policies in keeping with this mission, and we invite you to join us in this important work. Learn more about the Loretto Community.

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Loretto Decries Killings in Atlanta, Stands With Asian Americans & Calls for Action on Gun-Control Bill

By Loretto Community / March 19, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Community joins with all those mourning the recent killing by a white male in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. This horrible tragedy touches us deeply, as it does all who decry violence of any kind. The awful act of violence targeting Asian-Pacific Americans speaks to the reality this…

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Loretto Stands with, Commits to LGBT Youth/Persons

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2021 /

Loretto President Barbara Nicholas, on behalf of the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community, joined with other women religious congregations in Kentucky to sign a statement making public their support for LGBT youth/persons. The statement, created by the Catholic LGBT Ministry of the Diocese of Lexington, Ky., and its Fortunate Families Ministry, was dated March 7. The…

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Loretto Joins with Other Congregations in Signing Statement in Support of ‘God Is On Your Side’ and LGBT Youth

By Loretto Community / February 9, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." A white dove carrying an olive branch in its mouth is below. Art by Bob Strobridge.

We support the recent statement, “God Is On Your Side,” by 12 U.S. Catholic Bishops in support of at-risk LGBT youth and the work of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. We respect the intrinsic dignity of all human life, including the lives of LGBT youth, who face many challenges, including bullying, harassment and violence, as well…

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Loretto Joins With LCWR Statement on Violence in DC

By Loretto Community / January 7, 2021 /
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As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Loretto stands with the other more than 1,300 leaders of Catholic sisters nationwide as we make this statement: The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness yesterday in our nation’s capital. We are…

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Sept. 23 Grand Jury Decision in Breonna Taylor Case Leaves Loretto, Other Louisville Area Congregations with ‘Feelings of Great Sadness and Injustice’

By Loretto Community / September 23, 2020 /
Colorful Strobridge banner reading "We Work for Justice and Act for Peace."

The Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community joined with the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and the Leadership Team of the Dominican Sisters of Peace to release the following statement: The grand jury announcement on Sept. 23 in the Breonna Taylor case of three counts of wanton endangerment for Officer Brett Hankison…

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Loretto Calls for Fundamental Reform to Racist System in U.S. that Targets People of Color

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2020 /

Racism is the original and persistent sin of the United States.  Unarmed black people are killed by police authorities and armed members of the public.  Say their names:  George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Tony Robinson, Trayvon Martin.  So many others.   We know this.  We see this. …

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Loretto, Leadership of Other Congregations Call on Catholics to Advocate for Systemic Immigration Reform

By Loretto Community / January 9, 2020 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for ..." Art by Bob Strobridge.

A letter to the editor co-signed by Loretto, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and the Ursulines of Louisville re: National Migration Week appeared in the Record, the Catholic newspaper of the Archdiocese of Louisville. Click here to view the letter, which appears on page A5.

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Loretto Stands With LCWR in Its Objection to U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

By Loretto Community / November 7, 2019 /
The logo for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

LCWR Troubled by U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement November 7, 2019 The Leadership Conference of Women (LCWR) was deeply disappointed by President Trump’s 2017 pledge to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement and we are profoundly troubled by the decision to formally request US withdrawal from this critically important international…

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Loretto, as Part of LCWR Region 13 Leadership, Calls for Recognition of Migrant Family Separation as a Pro-life Issue

By Loretto Community / October 31, 2019 /
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September 25, 2019 We appeal to people who value the dignity of all human life to recognize that the separation of young migrant children from their parents is a significant pro-life issue in our country today. At an age when they should be full of energy and vibrancy, these boys and girls are experiencing the…

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More than 660 LCWR Members, including Loretto, Call on President Trump to Stop All Divisive and Polarizing Rhetoric

By Loretto Community / August 15, 2019 /

In Scotsdale, Ariz., Aug. 14, the 663 Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) members, including Loretto President Barbara Nicholas, affirmed and issued a letter to President Trump beseeching him to end all divisive rhetoric. Also at the conference and affirming the letter were Loretto executive committee members Cathy Mueller, Sharon Kassing, Vicki Schwartz and Mary Catherine Rabbitt. The full…

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Loretto Joins With LCWR in Call for the Welcome and Humane Treatment of Arriving Migrants

By Loretto Community / October 26, 2018 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Loretto Joins With LCWR in Calling on the U.S. Government To Welcome the Migrant Caravan and To Treat All Those Seeking Asylum Humanely The Sisters of Loretto join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in calling upon the U.S. government to welcome the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. border and to treat…

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Loretto Joins LCWR in Call for Protection of Immigrants

By Loretto Community / September 27, 2018 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Loretto Joins with LCWR in Urging All to Call for Protection of Immigrants, Register Objections to ‘Mean-spirited’ U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Proposed Changes to Public Charge Regulation The Sisters of Loretto join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in urging “all people of faith to call for protection of immigrants, especially those most…

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