We decry the violent divisiveness that is characterizing our upcoming national elections, threatening the fundamentals of our democratic system of self-governance and the right of individuals to vote their conscience. We call on people of good will throughout our state to honor and respect the human dignity of every person who exercises the right to vote in accordance with his or her own life experience and God-given conscience.
The elected leaders of the following Indiana congregations of Catholic Sisters issued the above statement:
Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters
Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ
Sisters of Providence
Sisters of St. Benedict of Beech Grove
Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis
Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg
Sisters of the Holy Cross
About the Sisters of the Holy Cross
Founded in 1841 in Le Mans, France, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross is an international and intercultural community of women religious whose motherhouse is in Notre Dame, Indiana. The Congregation serves in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, Uganda and the United States.Sisters of the Holy Cross are called to be witnesses of God’s transforming love for the life of the world. Their ministries focus on providing education and health care services, eradicating material poverty and ending discrimination — giving witness to God’s desire for the transformation of human hearts, human relationships and all creation.