Posts Tagged ‘Loreto sisters’

Missionary sister receives International Women of Courage award

Monday, March 11th, 2019

An Irish Loreto sister is one of this year’s International Women of Courage awards’ recipients. In announcing the awards last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sr Orla Treacy’s work “has become a beacon of hope for girls who might otherwise be denied education and forced to enter early marriages”. Treacy received the Read more

Call for Pope to debunk papal bulls that backed colonisation

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Pressure is growing on Rome to explicitly reject a series of 15th century papal bulls and decrees that justified the colonisation of indigenous peoples. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the United States is calling on Pope Francis to clarify and repudiate any remaining legal status of what is known as the “Doctrine of Read more