SNJM Endorses Joint Statement on the Conflict in Israel and Gaza

“A Call for Peace in the Middle East: A Joint Statement on the Conflict in Israel and Gaza” was published on Feb. 14 on the Archdiocese of Seattle website. We, the Leadership Team of the Sisters of the Holy Names U.S.-Ontario Province, along with leaders...

Supporting Immigrant Families in Albany

In recent years, the Spanish-speaking population of Albany, NY has been swelling, along with needs that Sister Grace R. Diaz (S. Lydia Maria) is uniquely prepared to meet. Sister Grace worked with the founding members of Family Promise of the Capital Region to help immigrant families in need of affordable and safe housing.

Advocating for Women and Children at the United Nations

In 2000, Sister Catherine Ferguson invited members of the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) to form a coalition Non-Governmental Organization to advocate at the United Nations on behalf of women and children. In December 2001, six congregations met to develop a mission statement and budget, as well as to create the new organization’s name: UNANIMA International.

Panel Discusses Sister’s Essay on Ordination of Women

Georgetown University recently presented “Faith, Feminism and Being Unfinished: the Question of Women’s Ordination,” a panel discussion exploring a 1975 essay by Sister Anne E. Patrick (RIP) titled “A Conservative Case for the Ordination of Women.” The essay is...