Press Releases

Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston Elect New Leadership Team

Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston Elect New Leadership Team

BRIGHTON — Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and associates gathered in at their Motherhouse in Brighton March 8-11, 2018, for the election of the six-member leadership team who will serve the congregation for the next five years. The members of the new team who will begin their term of leadership at the end of June are Sisters Lee Hogan, CSJ, President; Catherine Clifford, CSJ, Assistant President; Marian Batho, CSJ, First Councilor; Judith Costello, CSJ, Second Councilor; Betsy Conway, CSJ, Third Councilor; and Denise Kelly, Fourth Councilor.
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Mourning is Not Enough: LCWR Calls for Action to Prevent Gun Violence

Mourning is Not Enough: LCWR Calls for Action to Prevent Gun Violence

On February 14 a very troubled 19-year-old took an AR-15 assault rifle to Marjory Stoneman High School and opened fire killing 14 students and three staff members. The shooting was a horrible tragedy that has become all too familiar to students, teachers, and parents across the country.

Sisters of St. Joseph 100 Days of Prayer is back for 2018

Sisters of St. Joseph 100 Days of Prayer is back for 2018

Last year, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, California, ran a campaign called 100 Days of Prayer. It was a simple daily prayer that followed the first 100 days of the Trump Administration. 100 Days of Prayer traveled really far and they are doing it again, only a little differently.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston React to TPS Termination For Salvadorans

Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston React to TPS Termination For Salvadorans

Brighton, MA: As persons of faith who embrace the Gospel value of respect for the dignity of each individual, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and our Associates are disappointed and saddened by the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status of more than 200,000 Salvadorans.

LCWR Denounces the Administrations’ Decision to Rescind TPS for Salvadorans

LCWR Denounces the Administrations’ Decision to Rescind TPS for Salvadorans

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious strongly denounces the cruel decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by President Trump’s administration.

Impelled by God’s Inclusive Love– What is a General Chapter?

Impelled by God’s Inclusive Love– What is a General Chapter?

For those who are not part of a religious congregation, an aura of mystery often surfaces when they hear that the sisters who minister among them are meeting for “chapter.” Sisters have done this for centuries but, as the needs of our world evolve, so does the process of General Chapters.

Sisters of St. Joseph Leadership Teams Circle the City with Love

Sisters of St. Joseph Leadership Teams Circle the City with Love

As the Sisters of St. Joseph come together for this year’s Leadership Assembly, it is important for us to be united with others and join in prayer and action for our planet, for good jobs, in a clean energy economy and for the protection of vulnerable communities.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston React to DACA Decision

Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston React to DACA Decision

As persons of faith who embrace the Gospel value of respect for the dignity of each individual, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and our Associates are disappointed and saddened by President Trump’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

CSJ Boston Statement on the US-DPRK Crisis

CSJ Boston Statement on the US-DPRK Crisis

Last week, while tensions between the governments of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [DPRK] quickly escalated, 700 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious meeting in Orlando, FL issued a public statement imploring President Donald J. Trump to engage in dialogue and negotiation.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston React to Charlottesville Tragedy

Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston React to Charlottesville Tragedy

As persons of faith who embrace the Gospel values of respect for the dignity of all persons and non-violent, peaceful resolution of differences, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and our Associates abhor the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, perpetrated by white supremacists.

Statement of Solidarity with the Native Peoples of Standing Rock

Statement of Solidarity with the Native Peoples of Standing Rock

As people committed to justice, nonviolence, unifying love and communion with the Earth Community, we, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, together with our Associates, stand in solidarity with our Native American sisters and brothers, especially of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

LCWR and CMSM Issue Joint Letter to President-Elect Trump

LCWR and CMSM Issue Joint Letter to President-Elect Trump

The Presidents of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) representing the elected leaders of more than 55,000 Catholic religious sisters, brothers, and priests sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump reminding him of the gift and responsibility of leadership.

Become a Volunteer Tutor with The Literacy Connection

Become a Volunteer Tutor with The Literacy Connection

The Literacy Connection, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, is in need of volunteer tutors for September. Volunteers meet one on one with adult residents who need ESOL, literacy, or GED/Hi-SET practice for a minimum of two hours a week.

Catholic Leaders Respond to Paris Withdrawal

Catholic Leaders Respond to Paris Withdrawal

The following is a press release from the Catholic Climate Covenant with the response of national Catholic organizations to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord. LCWR, of which the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston are members, is one of the signatories.

NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus Is Coming to Boston!

NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus Is Coming to Boston!

NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus are hitting the road again – daring to call on elected officials and candidates to “Mend the Gaps” in income and wealth inequality in our nation. We will listen to the stories of the gaps that people are experiencing in our society and provide NETWORK’s proactive policy strategy that can bridge those divides.

LCWR Statememt: Let Us Welcome the Syrian Refugees

LCWR Statememt: Let Us Welcome the Syrian Refugees

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious is horrified at the violence we witness in our world and appalled by the recent acts of bloodshed in Paris, Beirut, and throughout the Middle East. We continue to pray for all who suffer as a result of these senseless acts of terror.