Sisters Phyllis McCracken, SSJ, and Carol Morehouse, SSJ both In Leadership for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, were among more than 660 members of the Leadership Conference for Women Religious (LCWR) assembly who affirmed a letter that was sent to President Trump asking him to end all divisive rhetoric.
More Than 660 LCWR Members Call on President Trump to Stop
All Divisive and Polarizing Rhetoric
The letter states in part, “We implore you to never use language that disrespects, dehumanizes, or demonizes others. We expect our president, and all who serve this nation as leaders, to be always mindful of the common good and the dignity of each and every person. You hold a position that has the potential to inspire the best of every one of us and we ask you to use this unique status to bring about healing and never seek to create division.” Describing the practice we, as Catholic sisters, use to daily examine our own words and actions in light of our beliefs, we urge the president to adopt a similar practice in regards to use of his moral authority.
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