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)

PATH to Justice

PATH to Justice is a committee of the Catholic Sisters Leadership Council (CSLC) that addresses Gospel justice with a focus on issues current and relevant to south-western Pennsylvania. The CSLC is a collaboration of communities of Catholic sisters serving western Pennsylvania.

PATH to Justice was formed in 2004 to join in solidarity with Catholic sisters across the country who, under the auspices of the Leadership Council of Women Religious, resolved to ad-dress the trafficking of women and children. In 2008, PATH to Justice expanded its focus to include comprehensive immigration reform

CLICK HERE to visit the PATH to Justice website.

Sisters Place

Sisters Place Inc. is a supportive housing community committed to assisting single parent families who are homeless in southwestern Pennsylvania. Its mission is to assist such families toward self-sufficiency by providing housing and supportive services.

Sisters Place was founded in 1993 by the CSLC ( then, the Tri-Diocesan Sisters Leadership Conference) as an outgrowth of their interest in serving the poor in the community. Because of their extensive experience with this needy population, the group recognized the critical need of many impoverished families for stable housing and supportive services as they work to make lasting, positive changes in their lives.

Sisters Place is located in Clairton, Pa. The organization provides both transitional and permanent housing to single parents. The transitional housing program is limited to two years and focuses on young mothers between the ages of 18 and 26. The permanent housing program provides housing indefinitely to single parents (and their children) who have a disability.

Each family resides in their own townhouse located in a larger housingcomplex called Century Townhomes. Sisters Place initially purchased and renovated 20 individual townhouses in 1996. The scattered site arrangement allows for anonymity, especially important for families who have escaped domestic violence.

An after-school program and summer camp experience is provided to the children in both of the residential programs.

CLICK HERE to visit the Sisters Place website.