- Jan 20, 2021
Ireland has provided many things to American culture including Irish nuns.
In a strongly worded message prior to National Migration Week Jan.7-13, the president of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas expressed solidarity with migrants and called on others to stop “blaming migrants and fanning anti-immigrant sentiment that divides our nation.”
EL PASO, Texas — Eight U.S. citizens caught glimpses of hope and inequity during a week spent along the U.S.-Mexico border. “You can learn things in books, but I’m one of those people who learn things by seeing them firsthand,” Mercy Sister Eileen Trainor, one of the participants from New
Thanks to a recent “BioBlitz,” the 39-acre Mercy Farm in Benson learned that it is home to an incredible variety of trees, animals, flowers and insects. “We are raping the earth for comfort and profit,” said the farm director. “It’s important that we have places like this in the world where people can get away from everyday life.”
The Sioux tribe has been joined by other indigenous people and hundreds of supporters at a camp near a proposed $3.8 billion pipeline route for months, arguing it endangers their reservation’s water supply and infringes on sacred tribal grounds. Recently, they were joined by the Sisters of Mercy.
Back in 2002, at the peak of the sexual abuse crisis in the American church, then-Bishop Wilton Gregory of Belleville, Ill., at the time the president of the US bishops’ conference, was in Rome. Every journalist on the planet wanted an interview, and my friend Jim Bittermann from CNN was