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March 4, 2021, Washington, D.C. – Cardinal Wilton Gregory, of the Archdiocese of Washington, has had strong ties to Catholic Sisters since he first attended St. Carthage School in Chicago. Taught by Adrian Dominican Sisters there, he was inspired to convert to Catholicism and to become a priest. An article on Cardinal Gregory’s rapport with religious Sisters cites a statement of support by the Adrian Dominican Sisters when then-Archbishop Gregory was named the first African-American Cardinal. Read the entire article by Josephine Von Dohlen in The Catholic Standard, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
Feature photo: Sisters Lorraine (Johneda) Pepin, OP, and Pilar Martin, OP, spend time with students at St. Carthage School in Chicago, circa 1959. Cardinal Wilton Gregory attended this school. Adrian Dominican Sisters File Photo
January 4, 2021, Stockton, California – Sister Judith Rimbey, OP, was recognized in an article on the website of Stakeholder Health for her role in enabling the local residents of Stockton, California – mostly people of color – to afford their own homes. Sister Judith was the manager of community investment for Dignity Health, a healthcare system that included two hospitals sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Under Sister Judith’s leadership, Dignity Health invested funds so that Stocktonians Taking Action to Neutralize Drugs (STAND) could develop properties with affordable housing.
Read the entire article by Tom Peterson on community investment in Stockton. The reference to Sister Judith can be found toward the middle of the article, under the heading, “Help from the Retirement Fund.”