We, the leadership of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, support the recent statement, “God Is On Your Side,” by twelve U.S. Catholic Bishops in support of at-risk LGBT youth and the work of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. We respect the intrinsic dignity of all human life, including the lives of LGBT youth, who face many challenges, including bullying, harassment and violence, as well as being at higher risk for suicide. As followers of Christ, we are called to welcome and defend those on the margins, especially those whom society rejects. As Jesus commands us, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” [John 13:34]. LGBT youth are children of God, created by God and loved by God. We stand in solidarity with them.
Sister Jean Anne Zappa, President
Sister Anne Mary Lochner, Vice-President
Sister Rita Ann Wigginton, Councilor
Sister Yuli Oncihuay, Councilor
Sister Agnes Coveney, Councilor