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Criminal Justice System Reform

Last Friday Rodney Reed was issued an indefinite stay of execution by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, following the recommendation of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. The Board stated that new evidence had been found that might exonerate Rodney Reed and implicate a previous suspect, the victim’s fiancée, who had been the original suspect. [...]

By |2019-11-22T09:12:47-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Berlin Wall 30th anniversay

Last Saturday marked the thirtieth anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall that had separated communist rules East Germany from West Germany. The crowd remembered the joy of freedom and the suffering and death of the many victims who had suffered violence over the decades when the Soviet-backed Stasi controlled East Germany. During the [...]

By |2019-11-15T10:39:25-05:00November 15th, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Kurds And Syria Call For Peace

Last week following the withdrawal of United States troops from northern Syria, images of war and those fleeing from war flashed before us on small and large screens, calling us to stand in solidarity with those who mourn and suffer. While no one would argue against President Trump's stated goal of not engaging in "endless [...]

By |2019-11-05T21:18:58-05:00November 8th, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Violence Against Women

Model disciple and Mother of God, Mary is, indeed, "blessed among women” and a blessing for women. Unfortunately, women are often targets of social and domestic violence. September 13th marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, which has been credited for reducing domestic violence through a series of measures ranging from education [...]

By |2019-09-19T13:37:34-04:00September 19th, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Farmworkers’ Children’s Education

Summer's end signals the beginning of a new school year and the harvest of autumnal crops.  Unfortunately, for some children, farm work proves a considerable and often insurmountable obstacle to achieving academic and career goals.  Labor laws allow children as young as 12 to work on farms with their parents or with parental [...]

By |2019-09-12T11:37:10-04:00September 12th, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments

Mexican Tarrifs

Last Friday on the Feast of the Visitation, we remembered how after the annunciation Mary hastened to help her older cousin Elizabeth through her pregnancy. In contrast to Mary's outreach, Friday's news announced President Trump's intention to put new tariffs on Mexico unless Mexico stems immigrant migration. Likely to face legal challenges and delays, the [...]

By |2019-06-04T14:12:15-04:00June 4th, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments