Over 660 Sisters in Leadership Call on President Trump to Stop All Divisive and Polarizing Rhetoric

On August 14, during the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), 663 leaders of orders of Catholic Sisters sent a letter to President Trump beseeching him to end all divisive and polarizing rhetoric. The Catholic Sisters of Western PA stand with the LCWR to call upon the President of the United States to exercise his moral authority for the good of all people.

"We implore you to never use language that disrespects, dehumanizes, or demonizes others. We expect our President, and all who serve this nation as leaders, to be always mindful of the common good and the dignity of each and every person. You hold a position that has the potential to inspire the best of every one of us and we ask you to use this unique status to bring about healing and never seek to create division."

Read the Letter Here

Catholics Seek an End to Gun Violence

The Catholic Sisters of Western PA join Catholics and all faithful persons to continue to pray for victims and survivors of gun violence, including those affected by the recent mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. We also continue to pray for Peace and an end to the plague of gun violence in the United States.

As Catholic Sisters, God calls us to act in response to the increasing frequency of high profile incidents of gun violence, as well as the many other incidents that don't make the news, including domestic violence and suicide. The Catholic Sisters of Western PA stand with the other Catholic leaders to urge our elected leaders and those in positions of power to work together, take a comprehensive look at the causes of gun violence, and take effective action to end gun violence.

LCWR Issues Call to End Gun Violence

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement

 A gun violence 'plague': Catholic leaders decry bloody weekend in US (National Catholic Reporter)

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