Media Statement

Statement on Nonviolence and Just Peace
The leaders of the four Congregations of Holy Cross sisters, brothers and priests signed a joint Statement on Nonviolence and Just Peace, declaring that “Jesus taught us to respond to violence with love and forgiveness,” and committing to abide by his words and example.   October 4, 2017.  

Statement regarding DACA and the Dream Act of 2017
The Sisters of the Holy Cross are deeply disappointed that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides work authorization and temporary protection from deportation to roughly 800,000 people who were brought to the United States as children, has been ended. As women of faith we take seriously the biblical admonition, “You shall treat the foreigner who lives with you no differently than the citizens born among you; you shall love them as yourself; for you too were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. I, the Lord, am your God.” Leviticus 19:33.   September 7, 2017.  

Statement against executive orders on immigration and refugee resettlement
We, the Sisters of the Holy Cross, an international congregation of Catholic religious women serving vulnerable people on four continents, are deeply disturbed by United States President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration and refugee resettlement. Our Congregation’s core value of compassion “compels us to stand with and embrace others in their suffering, that together we may experience God’s liberating and healing presence.” January 31, 2017.

In support of “Just Peace” based on Gospel non-violence
The General Leadership Team of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross released a statement in support of the international Non-Violence and Just Peace Conference statement which rejects “just war” language in Catholic teaching and proposes “that the Catholic Church develop and consider shifting to a Just Peace approach based on Gospel non-violence.”  April 21, 2016.

Statement in support of Indianapolis Archbishop Tobin
The General Leadership Team of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross released a statement in support of Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin to help resettle a Syrian refugee family in Indiana, December 9, 2015.

Congregation’s statement on Indiana’s RFRA
The Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross released a statement on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, April 10, 2015.

Media Releases

Willing Hearts app—A Five-star experience
Willing Hearts is history presented in a unique fashion! The immersive experience tells the courageous and heroic stories of Catholic Sisters of the Holy Cross who served as nurses during the Civil War with period music, voice-overs by current Sisters of the Holy Cross and historic documents all woven through a poignant, creative non-fiction story.

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