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Bridges, February 23, 2018


Tuesday, February 27
10:30 am
The Capitol

  • PICO National Network
  • Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
  • Conference of Major Superiors of Men
  • Faith in Public Life
  • Franciscan Action Network
  • Leadership Conference of Women Religious
  • Network – A Catholic Lobby
  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Srs. Mary Bourdon and Rita Ricker will be attending this Event.  In the name of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, Sr. Rita tried to have the RJM name added to the list of sponsors and supporters, however it was too late to meet the publication deadline.  Mary and Rita will be representing all the Religious of Jesus and Mary who will be present in “spirit and prayer”.


In response to requests from Dreamers for a demonstration of additional support from Catholic leadership, the PICO National Network is partnering with a group of Catholic

social justice organizations based in DC to organize a Catholic Day of Action for Dreamers at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 28 at 10:30a.m.

Participants will include Catholic Dreamers, Catholic clergy, religious brothers and women religious, Catholic lay leaders and a wide range of supporters. Several Catholic bishops have also been invited to attend. The event will include prayer and singing among 100-200 participants and will culminate in civil disobedience which will be exercised by a cohort of Catholic leaders.

The event will be followed by a press conference, along with a series of visits to congressional offices to underscore the strong commitment of the Catholic community to secure a compassionate response to the crisis faced by Dreamers as the March 5 deadline approaches – a legislative response that protects Dreamers while not harming their families.

You might not have seen the article in America Magazine in which the USCCB encourages everyone to call in to their legislators on February 26th.  See this link to read the article:



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