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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More