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Midweek Mission Messages

Midweek Mission Messages are articles highlighting different mission focuses and/or issues that Loretto is committed to addressing. Go here to sign up for the weekly Midweek Mission Message emails.

U.S. Income, Expenditures and The Debt Ceiling

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / May 10, 2023 /
Photo of United States 20 and 100 dollar bills in a pile.

U.S. Income 2022: The income of the United States is basically what is brought in through taxes and fees on individuals and corporations plus FICA (Federal Income Contributions Act). We…

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The Center for Promotion and Integral Health Celebrates 35 Years of Social Commitment

By Loretto Community / May 3, 2023 /

Loretto Co-member Ana Maria Vargas-Sandoval (below) is the executive director of Centro de Promoción y Salud Integral (CEPROSI) in La Paz, Bolivia. CEPROSI, which has recently celebrated 35 years of social commitment,…

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Youth Eagerly Return to New York for the 67th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 26, 2023 /
Several students sit around a small conference table to give a presentation at the United Nations.

After three years of online events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was pure joy to welcome 16 students from Loretto schools in Denver and El Paso to the 67th…

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Save Bernheim Now!

By Loretto Community / April 19, 2023 /
An older white woman wearing a yellow and black "Save Bernheim Now" t-shirt in a rosie the riveter pose with her arm.

Bernheim attorneys state that “The procedural regulations and many laws in Kentucky (and many other states) are written to greatly favor extractive industries and highway projects over the rights of…

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Loretto Teacher Immersion Returns

By Loretto Community / April 12, 2023 /
A group of teachers sitting on a farm hayride on a sunny day.

The Loretto Teacher Immersion at the Loretto Motherhouse took place March 29 – April 1 after a three-year hiatus. In attendance were teachers from Loretto Academy, Nerinx Hall High School and St. Mary’s Academy. They were excited for an…

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Co-member Alice Kitchen Receives Starr Women’s Hall of Fame Award

By Jean East CoL / April 5, 2023 /

Congratulations to Alice Kitchen, co-member and a coordinator of the Loretto Feminist Network, who was honored at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and received the Starr Women’s Hall of…

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The Good Trouble Working Group Takes a Trip to Montgomery

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2023 /

“As I walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, retracing the movement of the marchers who were demonstrating for the right to vote in 1965, I thought of how, as…

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Support War Tax Resisters

By Byron Plumley CoL / March 15, 2023 /

By Byron Plumley and Shirley Whiteside of the Loretto Peace Committee It is challenging to be a person of conscience in the United States when we know that our tax…

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Feminist Theology of Rosemary Ruether

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2023 /

In November 2022, Dr. Mary Hunt, co-director of WATER, Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual and longtime friend of Loretto gave a presentation about the feminist theology of Rosemary Ruether. Rosemary…

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Conservation easement now a reality

By Martha Alderson CoL / March 1, 2023 /
A woman sitting down signing paperwork as another women watches over. They're surrounded by beautiful scenery photography and individuals sitting behind them.

“For the beauty of the earth, for the splendor of the skies, For the love which from our birth over and around us lies.” The singing of this hymn began…

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An Exploration of White Supremacy Culture

By Loretto Community / February 15, 2023 /

By Natalie Gaviria When I think about white supremacy culture I am reminded of the analogy that white supremacy is like rain or snow — it falls on all of us, just…

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Black History Month Docuseries

By Byron Plumley CoL / February 8, 2023 /
A group of people in winter coats smiling while attending a march.

It was so great to see the Loretto presence at the Martin Luther King Jr. Marade in Denver. Thanks to Pat McCormick for her consistent effort to rally folks, and special thanks…

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