On the Events at the US Capitol

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January 7, 2021

Yesterday the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica were shocked and saddened by the events at our nation’s capital which threatened our very democracy. “Today we see the face of insurrection in the United States in a way that we have never witnessed in the last hundred years,” said Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego yesterday. “It is ugly and calls us to action.” Called to action, we join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the following statement:

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness yesterday in our nation’s capital. We are deeply concerned about the state of our country and the future of our democracy. Our hearts ached as we watched these despicable actions that threaten not only to destroy the seat of our government but to rend the bonds that unite us. We commend and thank the members of Congress who courageously continued their service to the nation last night even amid the chaos.

In our increasingly divided nation, we renew our commitment to the common good and pledge to take up the challenge to use our energy to repair our democracy and contribute to the work of building a more perfect union. We invite all people of good will to join us and we call on our elected leaders to point the way.