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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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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…

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Webster University Honors Jane Peckham Stoever with the Loretto Award

By Loretto Community / December 2, 2019 /

The Loretto Award recognizes an alum of Webster University who carries on the community service and social values of the Sisters of Loretto, who founded the university in 1915. Jane…

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Action Alert – Loretto Stands with the Dreamers

By Loretto Community / November 13, 2019 /

On Nov. 12 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  A large contingent from the Leadership Conference of…

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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 /
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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…

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Bonjour Delayed

By Mary Louise Denny SL / November 1, 2019 /

1973, Saigon, Vietnam, New Haven Nursery  A newborn, male, was dropped off at New Haven Nursery. Susan Carol McDonald was the director/nurse at New Haven. She logged the baby into…

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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…

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Loretto Makes Progress on Raising Wages

By Alice Kitchen / October 1, 2019 /

As a follow up to our Assembly Proposal 7 to raise the wages of our employees, our Community Group 16 decided to take the next step.  First, we celebrated the…

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Mission Activities Team Shares Challenges and Aligns Goals

By Eileen Harrington CoL / September 1, 2019 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for ..." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Mission Activities Team represents the Community committees, networks and some offices. They met at the Motherhouse to share their work and develop strategies to do it better. They…

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Loretto Learns about Gender Identity

By Eileen Harrington CoL / September 1, 2019 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for ..." Art by Bob Strobridge.

We aspire to be inclusive. We work for justice. Today, these core Loretto values call us to develop an understanding about gender identity as an element of individual identity. For…

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Mother’s Day at Louisville Greyhound Station Gift of Welcome and Reunion

By Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL / July 1, 2019 /

As she walked toward me in the middle of the bus station, the first thing I noticed was the long bright red sweater pulled down tightly over her very pregnant…

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When God Puts Something on Your Heart, You Have To Do What God Says

By Leslee Moore CoL / July 1, 2019 /

Retirement” means different things to different folks.  For some, it is an opportunity to travel; for others, a chance to pursue a long-neglected hobby or to discover a new one. …

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In Pakistan, Solar Is Life-Giving

By Samina Iqbal SL / July 1, 2019 /

Life in Pakistan is not easy for women. The majority of Pakistan’s women belong to the working class as agricultural laborers, factory workers, domestic servants and governesses.  They are part…

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