Tag: Immigrants

CCVI Statement in Response to DACA Cancellation

CCVI Statement in Response to DACA Cancellation

The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, join with Catholic faith leaders throughout the country and others in expressing our extreme disappointment and disagreement with President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA has benefitted over 800,000 young people who are our neighbors, our classmates, our co-workers, our fellow parishioners, and friends. The decision to cancel this program will not only hurt and hinder the future of these young people who currently have DACA status, but also our communities, churches, states, and entire country.

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Solidarity March and Mass with Immigrants and Refugees

Solidarity March and Mass with Immigrants and Refugees

On Saturday, April 8, 2017 hundreds of people gathered at the campus of St. Louis University to stand and march in solidarity with our immigrant and refugee neighbors.  This Solidarity March and Mass at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica was sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Louis and co-sponsored by a number of other religious congregations including the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.  Present at the march representing the Congregation was Sr. Anne Marie Burke, Sr. Pilar Neira, and Jennifer Reyes Lay.

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Congregational Statement in Support of Immigrants and Refugees

Congregational Statement in Support of Immigrants and Refugees

The call of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word is to make the love of God as shown in the Incarnation a real and tangible presence in the world today.  This means that we have a particular responsibility to practice the love of Jesus as shown in the Gospels, in the present and in our own reality, wherever we are.

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