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June 1, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, writing as a panelist of women religious for the National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report, notes the ways in which three Adrian Dominican Sisters minister through the civil law system. She describes the work of Sister Dorothy Dempsey, OP, as a court watcher for immigrants in Chicago; Sister Marilyn Winter, OP, and her collaborative work in combatting human trafficking; and Sister Marian Castelluccio, OP, in her ministry in restorative justice through the Mental Health Division of Catholic Charities of the East Bay, Diocese of Oakland, California. Read the article here. Scroll halfway down to read Sister Tarianne’s contribution.
April 2, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, Director of NETWORK, a Catholic Social Justice Lobby, wanted to hear first-hand about some of the issues that plague rural America – from the perils faced by immigrants and migrant workers to the lack of affordable housing and transportation. She hosted a round-table discussion with community leaders from Adrian at the Dominican Life Center March 29, 2019. Among the speakers was Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, Director of the Adrian Dominican Congregation’s Immigration Assistance Office, who spoke on the fear of deportation that undocumented immigrants face as they leave their homes. The discussion in Adrian was part of Sister Simone’s 18-stop fact-finding tour of rural areas in the United States. Read the entire Daily Telegram article by Spencer Durham.
Pictured: Sister Attracta Kelly, OP