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Sister Donna Markham, OP, CCUSA President, Announces Mobile Unit for Disaster Relief

September 5, 2017, San Antonio, Texas – Sister Donna Markham, OP, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), announced at a press conference in late August the agency’s new Disaster Mobile Response Center vehicle. On Labor Day, Sister Donna was in San Antonio to present almost $2 million to Catholic Charities agencies that are responding to the needs of the people in Houston impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting floods. The Disaster Mobile Response Center vehicle was also sent, loaded with supplies.

Catholic Charities USA is the U.S. Catholic Church’s official domestic relief agency.

Watch coverage by EWTN of Sister Donna’s press conference. For more information on the Disaster Mobile Response Center vehicle and CCUSA’s response to Hurricane Harvey, click here. The article also includes a link to a donation page to help the people of Houston.


Adrian Dominican Sisters Statement on DACA

September 5, 2017, Adrian, MichiganThe General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following response to President Donald Trump’s end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA granted a path to citizenship for young adults who, as children, immigrated to the United States with their parents, but without legal documentation. 

The Adrian Dominican Sisters decry the Trump Administration’s harsh action to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has protected more than 800,000 young people from being deported from the only country they know as home. 

Our Sisters have worked side-by-side with young “Dreamers” under the DACA program to help them remain in school, seek employment, and come out of the shadows as vibrant contributing members of our communities. We grieve for the pain and hardship this will cause them and their families. This ill-considered and disgraceful action runs counter to our national and economic interests as well as to basic American values of decency in how we treat others, especially the young. 

As women of faith who have long called for immigration reform, we urge Congress to take immediate action to protect these young people – Americans in every sense of the word – by enacting the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017.


 

 

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