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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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‘White’ Christmas 2018

By Marie Ego SL / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

For some time now Loretto Community members from the Motherhouse and Louisville have been meeting the 3 p.m. “Sunday Bus” that comes from Texas with immigrants who are going to various places in the northeastern United States. We bring them water, something to eat, warm clothes or blankets and welcome them for about 20 or…

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Social Media Campaign to Highlight Sisters’ Ministries

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Irma Avila will be among those featured in a social media campaign celebrating the myriad ways women religious and their supporters stand up for social justice in our communities. The “Stand with Sisters” campaign will run during National Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14) and throughout the remainder of the month. Ministries to be highlighted include…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

In various parts of the country with a Loretto presence, Loretto members celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some sent photos, and others sent in reports of how they observed the day. Their participation in these events is a tribute to the historical importance of Dr. King and the hope that even in these difficult…

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Minimum Wage Advocacy Works

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Alice Kitchen and Eleanor Craig The good news is that Loretto is a part of making the lives of low-wage workers more livable. Not only did we take action at our 2018 Assembly when we passed Proposal #7 committing to increasing the wages of our own staff, but we actually did it! As of…

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Hunger Fund Distributions for 2018

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Hunger Fund, established in 1974, is a fund to which Community members and friends make contributions. These contributions often consist of small donations gleaned from recycling cans, dog or house-sitting, memorials for deceased relatives and events at Loretto-sponsored schools in Denver, St. Louis and El Paso. Distributions are made annually during November. Current chair…

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Loretto Delegation Turns Out for 2018 SOA Border Encuentro

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Eileen Harrington What does it look like when we as the Loretto Community adopt a resolution, as we did at our 2017 Assembly, prioritizing and committing ourselves to immigration justice? • We have acted on the weekly Midweek Mission Messages regarding refugees, immigrants and steps we can take every day and every week to…

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Nuns on the Bus

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Anna Koop At 9 a.m. on Sept. 15 (the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows) a gaggle of folks including Pat McCormick, Joan Spero, Martha Crawley, Cathy Mueller and I rallied outside of Congressman Mike Coffman’s office to speak about NETWORK’s focus on “reasonable revenue for responsible programs.” “Nuns on the Bus” was on…

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Opposing Nuclear Weapons in Kansas City

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Jane Peckham Stoever, friend of Loretto and former member, for the Loretto Peace Committee Why do my husband and I and a local peace group, tangle with a huge new nuclear weapons parts plant? Well, it’s in our backyard, about 8 miles from our home in the metro Kansas City, Mo., area. Many people…

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Loretto Cries for Those Killed in the Tree of Life Synagogue

By Loretto Community / October 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Loretto cries for those killed in the Tree of Life Synagogue Oct. 27 in Pittsburgh as the synagogue’s community gathered for the Shabbat service to kindle the Sabbath lights. The list of the deceased numbers 11, with eight injured. Among those killed were the Rosenthal brothers, who were inseparable and looked out for each other,…

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Loretto and Friends Take Part in Nuns on the Bus Tour

By Claudia Calzetta SL / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

(Photos courtesy of Claudia Calzetta SL)

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Peace Committee Report: Loretto Disarmament & Nuclear Issue

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Pat McCormick and Byron Plumley Aug. 6-9 marked the 73rd commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that introduced the violence of the nuclear age. For the coming year the Loretto Peace Committee has chosen to focus on a nonviolent response to militarism. As part of that focus we are reflecting on…

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Maureen Fiedler: Loretto Values in Action

By Jeannine Gramick SL / October 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

“Oh, honey, I listen to you all the time! Madeleine Albright With these words Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, greeted Maureen Fiedler before air-time on the radio show “Interfaith Voices,” a public radio newsmagazine on world religions, spirituality and ethics that is syndicated on 69 public and community radio stations…

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