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

Freedom Day

Established by the UN General Assembly in 1993, the May 3rd observance of World Press Freedom Day reminded us of threats to reporters, including the targeted killing of five Capital Gazette employees in Annapolis, Maryland, last June and the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia this past October. According to recent [...]

By |2019-05-12T17:00:23-04:00May 12th, 2019|Sister Fran|0 Comments