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Justice and Peace

Grounded in our roots and enlightened by the Gospel, “we work for a future in which the poor and suffering, the hungry in body and spirit, will know God’s saving presence in them.” Learn more about our Justice and Peace work.

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Exploring Intersections: Gender Equity

By Loretto Community / March 10, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation.…

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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…

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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…

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Our Journey of Peace

By Loretto Community / January 18, 2021 /

“Because of our God’s deep compassion, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who are sitting in darkness and in the shadow of…

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‘Pray for a woman facing execution, and for her victim killed in 2004’

By Loretto Community / January 12, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Editor’s Note: It is with sadness that Loretto reports, according to the Associated Press, that Lisa Montgomery, 52, was executed by lethal injection at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute,…

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We Repent

By Loretto Community / November 5, 2020 /
Carved faces on a bronze plate mark the Slave Memorial at the Loretto Motherhouse.

Ann Rhodes, the youngest of the first six Sisters of Loretto, arrived at the log cabin that was to be home and school with Tom, an enslaved man, her property.…

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César Chávez and Loretto: Seeing the movie

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / October 29, 2020 /

Mary Jean Friel CoL and her three grown children, Nathan, Michael and Carolyn, attended the San Diego premier of the 2014 movie “Cesar Chavez.” During the years the movie covers,…

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¡Si, se puede!* Standing with farmworkers

By Loretto Community / October 29, 2020 /

We met migrant farmworker families who lived in terrible situations, shared simple meals with them and held songfests. We learned their needs and responded; this included gathering their young children…

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Breathe Into Us A Passion for Justice

By Loretto Community / August 17, 2020 /

 We embrace our particular works of mercy, charity or justice in a spirit of informed openness to the deep needs facing us in the church and world today. We work…

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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,…

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Money and Justice/Just Money

By Martha Crawley CoL / February 1, 2020 /
Banner designed by Robert Strobridge with starburst and phrase "Be Light Into Darkness."

About 20 Loretto Community members and friends met Nov. 9, 2019, with Joel Koerner and Andy Loving from a Louisville, Ky., investment firm called Just Money. We had learned about…

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Loretto Stands with Immigrants and Refugees

By Loretto Community / January 26, 2020 /

Loretto stands with immigrants. We welcome those seeking refuge crossing our southern border from Mexico and deplore current U.S. policies that shun our beloved neighbors to the south and elsewhere…

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