March 23, 2019, Washington, D.C. – In a March 12 address to students, professors, and clergy at Georgetown University’s Dahlgren Chapel, Sister Donna Markham, OP, urged Catholics to shed their stereotypes of immigrants and refugees and instead to respond to their plight with compassion. The President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA and former Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Congregation, Sister Donna compared asylees seeking refuge in the United States to the man lying by the side of the road who needed compassionate action from the Good Samaritan. Read the Catholic News Service (CNS) article by Jacob Comello.
Feature photo: Sister Donna Markham, OP, speaks on immigration in Dahlgren Chapel to students, professor, and clergy at Georgetown University. Photo credit: Ulie Xu, Campus Ministry, Georgetown University
August 16, 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii – Sister Donna Markham, OP, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), will speak on the global plight of migrants as she delivers the Mackey Marianist Lecture on September 30 on the Kaimuki campus of Chaminade University of Honolulu. The first woman to head CCUSA, Sister Donna has been involved in responding to the needs of immigrants and migrants, victims of natural disasters, and all people caught in the plight of poverty. Read the article in the Hawaii Catholic Herald.