Catholic Sisters Leadership Council Statement on Trump Administration's Intent to End DACA
SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 | PITTSBURGH, PA – As the collective voice of women religious throughout our region, the Catholic Sisters Leadership Council of Western Pennsylvania (CSLC) cannot remain silent in light of the injustice being perpetrated upon one of our country's vulnerable populations. By rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Trump Administration and the Department of Justice are acting in violation of one of the critical moral pillars upon which our country was built.
Each of the 16 religious communities that CSLC represents comes from diverse ethnic backgrounds but had its beginnings in the United States to serve a common purpose -- to provide education and spiritual enrichment for immigrant families. That purpose has not changed, as we continue to serve all of God's people, including the poor in schools, hospitals, social services and parishes. Read Full Statement Here
Catholic Sisters Leadership Council Statement on Trump Administration's Immigration Restrictions
FEBRUARY 1, 2017 | PITTSBURGH, PA – “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” – Leviticus 19:33-34
We are ALL Immigrants. As representatives of more than 17 communities of Catholic Sisters serving in western Pennsylvania, we are united by our shared immigrant heritage and are compelled to continue to speak up for those who have no voice.
Our founding Sisters were immigrants or daughters of immigrants. Some orders came to America centuries ago, and others were formed here to serve the needs of a young nation filled with the hope and promise of freedom for all. We share a mission to serve the poor and oppressed, which in the early days of the United States included immigrant populations from Europe in need of spiritual guidance, education, healthcare, compassion and mercy. Read Full Statement Here