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The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is an association of leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States. With about 1,350 members, LCWR represents nearly 80 percent of the approximately 45,600 women religious in the United States. Learn about our Loretto Leadership.

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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 / 0 Comments
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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 States out of the Paris Climate Agreement and we are profoundly troubled by the decision to formally request US withdrawal from this critically important international…

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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 / 0 Comments
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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 pro-life issue in our country today. At an age when they should be full of energy and vibrancy, these boys and girls are experiencing the…

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The Leadership Collaborative: Offering a Way Forward

By Lisa Reynolds CoL / September 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

As a participant in LCWR’s Collaborative Leadership Development Program (CLDP) in 2013-2014, I recently was invited to attend this year’s Leadership Collaborative Biennial Conference in Chicago as a participant on a panel. The Leadership Collaborative (LC) was created to support the vowed, associates and co-members who had completed CLDP.  It was designed, in the words…

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More than 660 LCWR Members, including Loretto, Call on President Trump to Stop All Divisive and Polarizing Rhetoric

By Loretto Community / August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

In Scotsdale, Ariz., Aug. 14, the 663 Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) members, including Loretto President Barbara Nicholas, affirmed and issued a letter to President Trump beseeching him to end all divisive rhetoric. Also at the conference and affirming the letter were Loretto executive committee members Cathy Mueller, Sharon Kassing, Vicki Schwartz and Mary Catherine Rabbitt. The full…

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Loretto Joins With LCWR in Call for the Welcome and Humane Treatment of Arriving Migrants

By Loretto Community / October 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Loretto Joins With LCWR in Calling on the U.S. Government To Welcome the Migrant Caravan and To Treat All Those Seeking Asylum Humanely The Sisters of Loretto join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in calling upon the U.S. government to welcome the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. border and to treat…

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Loretto Joins LCWR in Call for Protection of Immigrants

By Loretto Community / September 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Loretto Joins with LCWR in Urging All to Call for Protection of Immigrants, Register Objections to ‘Mean-spirited’ U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Proposed Changes to Public Charge Regulation The Sisters of Loretto join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in urging “all people of faith to call for protection of immigrants, especially those most…

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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 / 0 Comments

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

By Loretto Community / August 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

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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Challenging Papal Doctrine of Discovery: Historic Next Step

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

By Libby Comeaux May 4 was the 523rd anniversary of Inter Caetera, one of several 15th century papal bulls that initiated the Doctrine of Christian Discovery. This doctrine justified colonial seizure “in perpetuity” of lands occupied by indigenous peoples and genocide if they did not convert. When the papacy’s civil authority ended, the doctrine migrated…

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