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

By Loretto Community / November 7, 2019 / 0 Comments
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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 / 0 Comments
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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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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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Loretto Community Calls on Congress to Halt Separation of Migrant Children from Parents

By Loretto Community / June 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Loretto Community, which includes the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Sisters of Loretto and Loretto Co-members, today joined people of conscience and faith everywhere in denouncing the U.S. government policy of separating migrant children from their parents. Loretto President Sister Pearl McGivney said, “I and many in the Loretto Community have spent our lives…

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Loretto Joins with LCWR to Denounce Trump Administration’s Decision to Rescind Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans

By Loretto Community / January 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Loretto Community joins with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in strongly denouncing the cruel decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by President Trump’s administration. Rescinding TPS from…

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Loretto Community Supports 2017 U.N. Treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

By Loretto Community / December 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Loretto Community firmly and unequivocally supports the 2017 U.N. Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons. We call upon the President and Congress of the United States of America, where we are based, to immediately support the abolition and unilateral disarmament of nuclear weapons, which means to discontinue all further testing, production, updating and deployment of…

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Letters, Sign-On Letters and Petitions: Two Months of Public Statements

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Following is a list of letters and petitions signed by Loretto President Pearl McGivney and sent in September and October 2017. They illustrate Pearl’s ongoing representation of the Loretto Community. Public comment to the Department of Education requesting upholding and enforcing Title IX guidance on campus sexual assault (9/1/17) Petition to Congress against proposed Social…

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Loretto Community Denounces Suspension of DACA; Supports Congressional Action to Protect Dreamers

By Loretto Community / September 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Loretto Community is deeply disappointed and angered by the decision of the Trump administration to suspend the DACA Executive Order and break our nation’s promise to 800,000 young Dreamers. Loretto urges congressional passage of the bi-partisan DREAM Act, which would convert DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Executive Order, issued by President…

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Loretto Community Joins LCWR to Condemn Racism in All Forms

By Loretto Community / August 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Aug. 28, 2017 The Loretto Community, joining with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and many other faith communities, condemns racism in all its forms, whether the violent acts of the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis and White Supremacist groups or the daily acts of hate and discrimination that diminish us all. We grieve with the…

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Loretto Joins LCWR in Call for Dialogue between U.S. & N. Korea

By Loretto Community / August 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

Aug. 18, 2017 Loretto Joins with LCWR in Calling on President Trump to Engage in Constructive Dialogue and Negotiation to Resolve Crisis between the United States and North Korea Statement of the Loretto Community At this critical moment for our country and global community, the members of the Loretto Community join with the Leadership Conference…

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