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Catholic Sisters organize Lenten fast for an end to gun violence

By Loretto Community / February 14, 2024 /

Published by Global Sisters Report, February 2024 This Lent, supporters of Nuns Against Gun Violence have pledged to fast for an end to gun violence. To date, more than 175…

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Rediscovering Vada Lee Easter and the movement to desegregate Webster

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2024 /

Published on the Webster University News site on February 1, 2024 Saint Louis University (SLU) has long been credited as the first university in Missouri to desegregate. According to history…

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Monday Starter: Loretto sisters call for peace in Middle East

By Loretto Community / January 22, 2024 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on January 22, 2024 The Loretto Community has joined the ever-growing chorus of voices calling for peace in the Middle East.  “Loretto grieves the…

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Transitions program equalizes higher education, evokes mission of Sisters of Loretto

By Loretto Community / December 27, 2023 /

Published by the Webster Journal on December 25, 2023 The Sisters of Loretto opened Loretto College with the mission to “make education accessible to all.” More than 100 years later,…

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Is the Catholic church changing its stance on LGBTQ couples? Slightly, experts say.

By Loretto Community / December 23, 2023 /

Originally published by USA Today on December 22, 2023 … Sister Jeannine Gramick’s phone and email have been buzzing for days since the announcement; she’s been blessing same-sex couples for…

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Carlita Vasser presented the 2023 Loretto Award from Webster University

By Loretto Community / December 18, 2023 /

Posted by The Argus Every year, a Webster University alumna or alumni who has dedicated a considerable portion of their life to the advancement of social justice and humanity is…

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NCR’s Newsmaker of 2023: Jeannine Gramick, tireless advocate for LGBTQ Catholics

By Loretto Community / December 15, 2023 /

Originally published by National Catholic Reporter on December 14, 2023 [O]ver the past five decades of American Catholic experience, perhaps no single person has had the kind of impact for…

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Marveling at the courage of LGBTQ advocates

By Loretto Community / December 12, 2023 /

Originally posted by the Global Sisters Report on December 11, 2023. Some of the nicest surprises of my “life in retirement” are chance encounters with sisters I met through Global…

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They’re dying and have nowhere to go. Hildegard House helps them die with dignity.

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2023 /

Originally published by the Courier Journal November 21, 2023 When Family Health Centers referred Monique Smith to Norton Hospital for testing, she did not suspect cancer. She certainly did not…

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Love vs. Privilege

By Loretto Community / November 10, 2023 /

This opinion piece was first published on … My dear friend, Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, a group focused on Catholics who are lesbian, gay, bisexual,…

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Praise for Pope Francis’ new letter, and a belief in ‘the superpower of hope’

By Loretto Community / October 23, 2023 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on Oct. 11, 2023 Pope Francis’ new climate apostolic exhortation Laudate Deum has given representatives of sister congregations at the United Nations much to…

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Pope Francis meets Jeannine Gramick, US sister known for LGBTQ ministry

By Loretto Community / October 18, 2023 /

Published by the National Catholic Reporter on October 17, 2023 “Pope Francis on Oct. 17 held a meeting with an American Catholic sister who had previously been reprimanded by the…

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