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Immigrants and Refugees

Loretto strongly advocates for the needs of our neighbors and holds a special place in its heart for immigrants, migrants and refugees. We join with the universal Church is seeing the goodness of all people and welcome all with open arms. We tell the story of the immigrant to all who will listen and speak up on behalf of human life. Learn about our Justice and Peace work.

Negotiation of Compacts This Year at United Nations

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2018 /

By Mary Louise Pabello Editor’s Note: Mary Louise is a returning Loretto Volunteer now working as NGO U.N. Intern/Loretto Community. The Loretto Community has long supported migrants and refugees in our midst. Here is an update on what has been happening on a global level at the United Nations. In September 2016, the U.N. General…

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LACC — Why Sanctuary, Why Now?

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2018 /

By Maureen Flanigan The Loretto Latin America Caribbean Committee met for a “face-to-face” the first weekend in January with full hearts and a full agenda. The theme of “intention” guided our weekend, pulling us into the urgent work of advocacy for our sisters and brothers threatened by injustice and abuse. We began our three days…

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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 /

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 Stands at the Border to Close the School of the Americas

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2017 /

By Paulette Peterson and Mary Ann McGivern Sixteen Loretto Community members, Volunteers and friends joined the Nov. 9 demonstration to advocate for the closing of the School of the Americas, renamed the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). Loretto has been present at the School of the Americas Watch in Fort Benning, Ga., since…

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#DACA #Here to Stay

By Loretto Community / October 2, 2017 /

                                                John and Lillian Moskeland joined Dayton, Ohio, residents who stood in front of Republican Rep. Mike Turner’s offices Sept. 5 to support Dreamers and the Hope Act. Singers, speakers and League…

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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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