Justice Updates – July 16, 2019

Thank you to all of the Sisters and Associates who took part in Friday’s “Lights for Liberty” vigil. Please click here to see photos.

Sisters Barbara Kane and Manuela Crisologo Gonzalez are in El Paso, serving the refugees at Annunciation House and other local shelters. Sr. Barb was delighted to report that the socks and underwear that we sent to the border have been distributed to other refugee shelters as well, including Casa Oscar Romero, a hospitality Center for around 70 people.

Sr. Barb also shared this story about one refugee’s experience from National Public Radio; she says she is fairly sure that she met this family.

Please pray for the men, women, and children held in the concentration camps along our southern border, and for those children and families who have undergone immense physical and psychological trauma on their journey.

The Jeffrey Epstein human trafficking case has sharply illustrated the ways that men in power take advantage of vulnerable persons, in this case, young girls. This article from Refinery 29 looks at the process of “grooming,” behaviors that abusers use to trick and deceive someone into trusting them.

July 18, 2019, is the Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children in Washinton, DC. Participants will include immigrant community leaders, Catholic clergy, religious brothers and women religious, Catholic lay leaders and a wide range of supporters. The event will include prayer and singing and will culminate with a number of Catholic leaders participating in nonviolent civil disobedience.

Please pray for the hearts and minds of our government officials to be opened to mercy, and for the safety of those involved in this demonstration.

Sister Nadine Buchanan would appreciate any donations of new, unopened travel-size toiletries for her ministries. Please feel free to call her at 1768 to make a donation.

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