Social Concerns

Announcing the Sister Brendan Appalachian Gift Drive!

2020-11-19T20:15:09+00:00

For 25 years, the community of Sacred Heart Schools has been sharing our hearts with the people of Mingo County, West Virginia, through a Christmas Gift Drive. In reaching this milestone, this year Sacred Heart Schools officially named it the "Sister Brendan Appalachian Gift Drive" in honor of Sister Mary Brendan Conlon, OSU, who created the partnership so long ago during the time she served in Mingo County with Christian Help. Due to Covid-19, we are unable to deliver toys and gifts to Mingo County this year, but CHRISTMAS ISN'T CANCELED, and we can still share our hearts with the dear [...]

Announcing the Sister Brendan Appalachian Gift Drive!2020-11-19T20:15:09+00:00

Sept. 23 Grand Jury Decision in Breonna Taylor Case Leaves Ursulines of Louisville, Other Louisville Area Congregations with ‘Feelings of Great Sadness and Injustice’

2020-10-26T18:26:03+00:00

The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth join together to release the following statement: The grand jury announcement on Sept. 23 in the Breonna Taylor case of three counts of wanton endangerment for Officer Brett Hankison and no charges for the other officers involved, has left us with feelings of great sadness and injustice for her family, friends and our entire community. We pray for peace in Louisville and our country at this time. We have seen firsthand the deep divide this tragedy has caused in our city and in our [...]

Sept. 23 Grand Jury Decision in Breonna Taylor Case Leaves Ursulines of Louisville, Other Louisville Area Congregations with ‘Feelings of Great Sadness and Injustice’2020-10-26T18:26:03+00:00

Say Their Name: A Call for Reform to End Racism

2020-10-26T18:25:52+00:00

Racism is the original and persistent sin of the United States. Unarmed black people are killed by police authorities and armed members of the public. Say their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Tony Robinson, Trayvon Martin. So many others. We know this. We see this. We grieve. We are angry. We move on. It happens again. Our racist system targets people of color for poverty, imprisonment, violence, and death. White institutions police black communities and communities of color. White institutions hold power in a criminal justice system that utterly fails to impose accountability [...]

Say Their Name: A Call for Reform to End Racism2020-10-26T18:25:52+00:00

The Ursuline Sisters’ Social Concerns committee and PATH sponsored “Act Justly,” a workshop on Human Trafficking on January 19

2019-03-15T14:46:02+00:00

Sponsored by: PATH (People Against Trafficking of Humans) and our Social Concerns committee, "ACT JUSTLY" was Facilitated by: Sister Joetta Venneman, PBV, and held in the Ursuline Motherhouse library on January 19. The workshop explored the following: What is human trafficking and what is its impact on our world, including the citizens of Kentucky? How are women religious responding both globally, locally and within Kentucky? Examine these topics and reflect upon practical opportunities for addressing human trafficking, as a global citizen, and in solidarity with People Against Trafficking Humans (PATH) Coalition of Kentucky. The workshop was well-attended and informative. For more information on the facilitator, click here [...]

The Ursuline Sisters’ Social Concerns committee and PATH sponsored “Act Justly,” a workshop on Human Trafficking on January 192019-03-15T14:46:02+00:00

Ursuline Leadership Joins LCWR in Call for Protection of Immigrants

2019-03-15T14:46:08+00:00

We, the Leadership of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, denounce the Trump administration’s policies that continue to restrict immigration and punish immigrant families. We oppose the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed changes to the public charge regulation. The regulation would force parents to make impossible choices between the well-being of their families and the prospect of future citizenship. Implementing this new rule will create barriers to obtain lawful status and discourage immigrants from accessing benefits for which their children qualify. We are called by our faith to welcome the stranger, to care for the most vulnerable and we are challenged [...]

Ursuline Leadership Joins LCWR in Call for Protection of Immigrants2019-03-15T14:46:08+00:00

Gratitude for the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville’s commitment to the Catholic Climate Declaration

2019-03-15T14:46:16+00:00

Dear President Peterworth, On behalf of Catholic Climate Covenant’s episcopal liaison, Bishop Richard Pates, and our board, staff, and partners, I thank you for the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, Kentucky’s endorsement of the Catholic Climate Declaration. The Declaration announces your support for the Paris Climate Agreement and affirms our shared commitment in prayer, word and deed to meet its goals for the sake of the one human family and Our Common Home On Monday June 18, the third anniversary of the release of Laudato Si’, Bishop Pates and other Catholic leaders announced on a tele-press conference that nearly 600 institutions had [...]

Gratitude for the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville’s commitment to the Catholic Climate Declaration2019-03-15T14:46:16+00:00

Our Leadership affirms the following statement on sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests issued by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

2019-03-15T14:46:26+00:00

The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville join the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in being left sickened and ashamed of the church we love, trusted, and have committed our lives to serve by the recent news detailing the extensive and sometimes brutal sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests in the United States. We weep and grieve with all who over the decades have been victimized by sexual predators within the faith community and feel their pain as our own. Sexual abuse is a horrific crime, and the horror is so much worse when committed by persons in whom society has placed [...]

Our Leadership affirms the following statement on sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests issued by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)2019-03-15T14:46:26+00:00

The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville strongly denounce the decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans

2019-03-15T14:46:36+00:00

The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville join the Leadership Conference of Women Religious as together we strongly denounce the decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by President Trump’s administration. Rescinding TPS from human beings under continuing threat of violence of all types is inconsistent with the values and traditions of this nation and with our belief in the dignity of all persons. The TPS program is designed to protect people from being returned to harm. That [...]

The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville strongly denounce the decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans2019-03-15T14:46:36+00:00

Sister Janet Marie Peterworth to attend UNANIMA Board of Directors meeting

2019-03-15T14:46:43+00:00

Sister Janet Marie Peterworth will be attending her first meeting as representative of the Ursuline Charism Family in the United States on the board of directors of UNANIMA International. The Ursuline Charism Family is made up of independent Ursuline Communities and two Roman Union Provinces across the USA. UNANIMA International describes itself as "a non-governmental organization (NGO) advocating on behalf of women and children (particularly those living in poverty), immigrants and refugees, and the environment. Their work takes place primarily at the United Nations headquarters in New York, where we and other members of civil society aim to educate and influence [...]

Sister Janet Marie Peterworth to attend UNANIMA Board of Directors meeting2019-03-15T14:46:43+00:00

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