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

By Loretto Community / December 14, 2017 /

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 /

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 /

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 /
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.

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 /
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.

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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Welcoming the Stranger

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2017 /

Statement of the Loretto Community ‘Welcoming the Stranger’ Feb. 21, 2017 The Sisters and Co-Members of Loretto, a community of faith joined in mission to work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us, call on one another and all persons of goodwill to live the words of Jesus, when he said:…

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