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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 Joins LCWR in Call for Dialogue between U.S. & N. Korea

By Loretto Community / August 18, 2017 /

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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LGBT Catholics Are Hopeful in the Age of Pope Francis

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2017 /

By Jeannine Gramick Although the rain came down in a deluge all weekend, the 300 Catholics gathered at a Chicago hotel April 28-30 didn’t seem to be bothered. Inside it seemed like a rainbow of participants and presenters who discussed the theme “Justice and Mercy Shall Kiss: LGBT Catholics in the Age of Pope Francis.”…

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Roberta Hudlow Marches for Mother Earth

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2017 /
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Supporting Women and Girls: Update from the United Nations

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2017 /

By Beth Blissman I wish to express my deep gratitude to all within Loretto who have expressed support of this important mission of our Community. I’m still a bit overwhelmed after attending the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) at the United Nations, but here are a few thoughts and links for future…

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Loretto Supports National Farm Workers Ministry

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2017 /

By Roxanne Monterastelli Carolyn Jarmillo and Rox Monterastelli represented the Latin America Caribbean Committee at the National Farm Workers Ministry winter board meeting in January at FIRM, Fresno (Calif.) Interdenominational Immigration Ministries. Historically the NFWM board meetings include an action that reflects and supports the work of the ministry. Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United…

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Loretto Turns Out for Women’s Rights: A Time for Reflections

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2017 /

                By Lillian Moskeland Families, husbands, co-members and vowed members of Loretto gathered around the nation to stand for women’s rights. Ninety-six years ago, women suffered to gain equality under the law and today that hard-fought battle seems in danger. The young suffer discrimination for being “feminist” from…

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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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Loretto Marches in 2017 MLK Marade in Denver

By Loretto Community / February 2, 2017 /
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Forging Peace Along with Garden Tools

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /

By Pat Geier Zealous NRA members held their 2016 annual convention in Louisville on May 21, spurring into action hundreds of engaged Louisville citizens. We are seeking an alternative to the gun- crazed culture that has plagued American cities in recent years. In spite of Donald Trump, who was the NRA’s keynote speaker and the…

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