December 8, 2017, Washington, DC – In a heartfelt video, Sister Carol Coston, OP, founding director of NETWORK, a social justice lobby, addresses Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), Speaker of the House, on the 2018 Federal Budget. Appealing to their commonalties as Catholics who faced different times, Sister Carol invites Rep. Ryan to look at the budget as a moral document through Catholic social teaching, asking, “Who decides? Who benefits? Who loses?” Sister Carol urges him to look to the needs of those who are most vulnerable. Watch the video, posted on “A Fair and Moral Budget,” Facebook page coordinated by NETWORK.
Sister Carol is one of many Sisters who have written to Rep. Ryan about this issue. To learn about these letters, read the article by Dan Stockman in Global Sisters Report.
April 8, 2016, Miami, Florida – Barry University continued its year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary on April 5 with a lunch-time mini-conference on Earth Justice: Ways of Caring for our Common Home. Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, President, welcomed five Adrian Dominican Sisters who served as panelists. Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, Prioress-elect of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and founder and director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, facilitated the panel discussion. Also serving on the panel were Sister Judy Byron, OP; Sister Carol Coston, OP; Sister Elise D. García, OP; and Sister Mary Ellen Leciejewski, OP. Watch the video of the panel discussion.