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"Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities. - Pope Francis I "

"Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger,
for we know the heart of a stranger-- we were strangers once, too."
-President Obama

President Obama announced that millions of mothers and fathers living in the shadows of every community in the United States could tuck their children into bed and wake up with less fear of a knock on the door, a random stop by police, or an unwelcome visit at work that could rip them away from their sons and daughters. This morning, we breathe a collective sigh of relief with families who have received help.

The President's Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are sorely needed. Yet, many in Congress are calling the courageous executive action by President Obama harmful. In reality, it is a temporary fix to provide much needed relief for some immigrant families. A permanent solution that reaches all immigrants will not come until Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform.

Share this graphic on social media using #Ready4Relief #ImmigrationAction and #TimeIsNow.

Please Share Your Support With Congress!

Call 1-888-410-0619 to be connected with your U.S. Representative. Tell the person who answers the phone, "I support President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Actions because Congress has failed to pass immigration reform."

Please share the call-in number with your community. Representatives need to know their constituents support executive action in light of congressional inaction. Please use these: 
social media graphic AND a moving video of Catholic sisters supporting executive action to help spread our message widely.

We also ask you share NETWORK's statement of support. CLICK HEREIt is included the text at the bottom of the message on this link.

Source: NETWORK Lobby

ALSO: More on Immigration can be found on SHF Immigration Page

Advent is coming.

Check out the Advent readings and O Antiphons on our Prayers & Scriptures Page here 

and more about Advent here.

Women & Spirit California just launched is the "virtual museum" an online version of the photos, artifacts, videos and captions from the original exhibit. It can be found at http://womenandspiritcaliforniaonline.com/

There is also a traveling exhibit, which is suitable for display in churches, schools, hospitals and special events can be reserved at

Help us Persuade NBC Stations to Air Women & Spirit


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- Take a Virtual Tour of the SHF Motherhouse Grounds Here