To the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem,

To All the People in the Holy Land, Palestinians and Israelis

As concerned Catholics of the United States we write to you at this time of great tragedy and crisis to express our concern over the increasing spiral of violence that grips your land at this time, our grief over the loss of lives and the damage to the human dignity of both Israelis and Palestinians, and to pledge our support and solidarity to work with you to seek and encourage non-violent paths to peace in the region. We are individuals and members of Catholic congregations and institutions who have committed ourselves to statements and letters to promote new paradigms of thought and action in a world torn by violence and terror.

In recent weeks we have seen and read of the fear that grips the people of the Holy Land. The occupation of Palestinian areas, the blockades and closures, the increasing activity at settlements on the West Bank and Gaza, have destroyed the daily life, economy and infrastructure of the Palestinian people. Israelis live under a constant threat of suicide bombings that take place without any notice, resulting in numerous deaths and injuries.

Especially tragic are the effects these military actions and bombings have on women and children, the most vulnerable of any society. With each new act of violence any hope for peace is diminished.

As citizens of the United States we recognize that our nation has done little to help in stemming the violence. Both sides have called on the U.S. to intervene, to speak out clearly, and to insist strongly that the violence end and that negotiations for peace resume. Until recently, our national leaders have done little to respond to the pleas of either side, choosing to make largely ineffective statements, failing to speak with the legitimate authorities, and allowing the cycle of violence to continue by providing military aid to the Israeli army without insisting on an end to the violence, especially aggressions against the Palestinian civilian populations. We are encouraged that in recent days our leaders have spoken out more clearly about the need to end the violence and we are hopeful that Secretary of State Colin Powell's mission to the region will sow the seeds that will bring about an end to violence and a renewal of the peace process.

However, in the current context of the so-called "war on terrorism," we are concerned that the escalation of this war is being extended to people based on the actions of a few. We deplore any violence, suicide bombings and military actions, that kill and maim civilian populations, destroy the infrastructure of nations and territories, instill fear and lead to further violence. The actions of a few cannot justify labeling an entire people as terrorists and thereby justify an expansion of military actions.

Because of the inability of political leaders to effectively end the violence, we grieve over the loss of lives and the many who have been injured, some quite severely, because of the bombings and the military attacks. In addition, the human dignity of each Palestinian and Israeli is destroyed when they are forced to take actions against one another including the harassment at checkpoints and the closure of Palestinian areas, preventing free movement in the region. These actions violate established international agreements, including the Geneva Conventions that provide guidelines for conduct of nations and treatment of peoples during times of conflict.

Finally, we pledge our solidarity and support during this time of crisis. As individuals, and working in collaboration, including dialogue with you, we will press our government to support and take effective action in implementing U.N. Security Council Resolution 1402 which calls for an immediate cease fire, a withdrawal of the Israeli military from Palestinian Territories, and a resumption of negotiations that will lead to an effective and just peace in the region. We call on Israeli and Palestinian leaders, and the United States, to agree to an international peacekeeping mission that will ensure the safety and security of both Israelis and Palestinians. We will insist that our government pursue a balanced policy in the region calling for an end to the violence, recognizing the responsibility of both the Israeli and Palestinian leadership. We will also call on our government to end military aid to Israel, including the transfer of any military equipment since that aid is being used against a civilian population.

We are mindful that 2000 years ago, the Holy Land was under occupation by a foreign military power. People of the region, Jews and Gentiles, awaited the day when occupation would end and they could live in peace and security. Today, Israelis and Palestinians, Jews, Christians, and Muslims, still await the promised peace that God intends for Jerusalem and for which we are all commanded to pray. For that to happen the violence must cease and the occupation must end. People have to be given hope, hope for a homeland, hope for security, hope for lives free from fear and terror.

As children of the One God, we also join you in praying for peace. Political solutions have not been enough. In this land, sacred to three faiths, political solutions will never be enough. Hearts open to the God who has chosen this land to reveal our common humanity, the God who has invited us all to find a home in Jerusalem, must also have an effective place in bringing about a just and lasting peace. We need new visions of peace, visions that will take root in our hearts and flourish in our actions. Our prayers at this time are that peace will take root in all hearts affected by the violence and will begin to flourish in our day.

The attached names are of Catholic of all walks of life; bishops, clergy and religious, laity. They are involved in pastoral ministries, education, social justice, and businesses. Their names are added to this letter to send a message of hope and solidarity. Organizational affiliation is for identification purposes only.

Walter F. Sullivan,
Bishop of Richmond, Virginia
Bishop President, Pax Christi USA

Thomas J. Gumbleton
Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Michigan
Past Bishop President of Pax Christi USA

Canice Connors, O.F.M.Conv.
Provincial, Immaculate Conception Province
President, Conference of Major Superiors of Men

Kathleen Pruitt, CSJP
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
President, Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Dave Robinson
National Coordinator, Pax Christi USA

Tony Vento
Program Director, Pax Christi USA

Tom Cordaro,
Chairperson
National Council, Pax Christi USA

KathyThornton, RSM
National Coordinator
NETWORK
A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

Ted Keating, SM
Executive Director
Conference of Major Superiors of Men

Carol Shinnick, SSND
Executive Director
Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Scott Wright, Program Director
Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean

Margaret Swedish, Director,
Religious Task Force on Central America and Mexico

Rev. Raymond J. Finch, MM, Superior General, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Elizabeth Seton Federation of Sisters
of Charity

Janet Mock, CSJ
Religious Formation Conference, USA

Nancy Sylvester, IHM
Executive Director Engaging Impasse: Circles of Contemplative Dialogue
 
 

Susan Thompson
Columban Fathers Justice and Peace Office

Matthew Wade, SM
Associate Director
Conference of Major Superiors of Men

Stan De Boe, OSST
Justice and Peace Director
Conference of Major Superiors of Men

Judy Cannon, RSM
Associate Director
Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Sheila George
Communications Director
Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Marita Eddy
Communications Director
Conference of Major Superiors of Men

Michelle Balek, OSF
Franciscans International
North American Regional Coordinator

Eleanor Granger, OSF
Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Br. George Schmitz, CSC
Provincial
Holy Cross Brother

Jim Hug, SJ
Center for Concern

Marie Dennis
VicePresident
Pax Christi International
Director, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Mary K. Derr
Seamless Garment Network

Fr. David A. Moczulski, OFM
Executive Director
Franciscan Washington Office for Latin America

Sally and Joe Cunneen
Founders
CROSS CURRENTS, An Ecumenical Journal

Lynn Houston
Maryknoll Affiliates Global Concerns Committee

Rev. Thomas J. Marti, MM
Coordinator, Maryknoll Priest/Brother Associates
 
 

John Doctor, OFM
Provincial
Sacred Heart Province

Rodney DiMartini
National Catholic AIDS Network

John Burger, SSC
Regional Director
Columban Fathers

Mary Turgi, CSC
Director
Holy Cross International Justice Office

Generalate Leadership Team
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God,
West Paterson, New Jersey

Sam Sinnett
Member of Dignity/USA.

Fredericka Jacob
Sister of Notre Dame de Namur

Patricia Froning, OSF

Fred Link, OFM

John Kiesler, OFM

Therese Wetta, ASC
Catholic Charities USA

Rosanne Rustemeyer,SSND
Director, U S Catholic Mission Association

Kevin Day
Associate Director, U S Catholic Mission Association

Page Taylor, SFO

Susan Plews, SSND

Dr. Rachel Callahan, CSC

Dr. Rea McDonnell, SSND

Rev. Damon Geiger, O.SS.T.
Order of the Most Holy Trinity

Friar John-Joseph Dolan, OFM Conv.
General Assistant for North America, England, and Ireland

Fr. Bernard Bartolo, OFM
Provincial Minister
St. Paul the Apostle Province – Malta

Fr. Loren Kerkof, O.F.M
Office of Justice and Peace
Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon

Mary Gibbons, SFO

Mark Schroeder, O.F.M.
Co-Director: Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office
Franciscan Friars of the St. Barbara Province

Matt F. Doyle, O.F.M.
Franciscans
Holy Name College

Sr. Rosetta Amendola, OSF

D. L. Sikorski
Secular Franciscan Order
Blessed Giles Fraternity
Teacher of the Cleveland Municipal School District

Ramona Miller OSF

Jacqueline Motzel, FSM
Franciscan Sisters of Mary

Patricia P. Normile, SFO
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary USA Province

Sister Joan Puls
President
School Sisters of St. Francis

Jeffrey Scheeler, OFM
Provincial Vicar, St. John the Baptist Province, Franciscan Friars

Sr. Jeanette Halbach, OLVM
President
Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters

Sister Imelda D'Agostino CSJ
Holy Childhood Coordinator
Los Angeles Archdiocesan Mission Office

Sister Kevin Hermsen O.S.B.
Prioress
Missionary Benedictine Sisters, Norfolk, NE

Carol Nan Crossed
Board of Directors
Seamless Garment Network, Inc.

Barbara Fried, SMIC
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

Geraldine Blume, CSC
Coordinator Area IV
Sisters of the Holy Cross

Ellen D. Lynch, CSC
Congregation Justice Committee
Sisters of the Holy Cross

Rose Marie Canty, CSC
Sisters of the Holy Cross

Karen Hartman, SFP

Sr. Patricia Keefe, OSF

Ann Rutan, csjp
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace

Dennis B. Warner
Pax Christi Metro DC

Sr. Stephanie Martens, ASCS
Coordinator for the Justice and Peace Office
Adorers of the Blood of Christ

Stephen Bevans, SVD
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD
Professor of Mission and Culture
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

Ann Marie Quinn, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg

Sister Demetria Smith, M.S.O.L.A.
Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa

Ann Oestreich IHM
Congregation Justice Coordinator,
Sisters of the Holy Cross

Sister Christine Beckett, GHMS
President
Glenmary Home Mission Sisters of America

Sr. Rose Christopher Sheridan

Sr. Maura Browne, SND
Justice and Peace Coordinator Sisters of Notre Dame

Rev. William R. Callahan
Quixote Center

Marietta Wethington, OSU
Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph

Sister Dorothy Jean Beyer
Prioress, Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel, OR

Sister Margaret Andre, CSC
Sister of the Holy Cross, Notre Dame, IN

Sr. Florence Deacon, OSF
Director-New York Office
Franciscans International

Leadership Team
Congregation of St. Agnes, Fond du Lac, WI

Anne Louise VonHoene
Medical Mission Sisters

Leadership Team, Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, PA

Sharon Costello

Paula Drass

Anna Marie Gaglia

Marguerite Kropinak

Patricia Tittler
Sisters of the Holy Names
CA Justice and Peace Committee

Fr. Thomas Wright, SMA
Provincial Superior,
American Province, SMA Fathers

Joan M. DiProspere, SSND

Fr. Michael J. Snyder M.M.
Assistant General
Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers

Ruthmary Powers, H.M.
Major Superior
Sisters of the Humility of Mary

Jeanne Moore, OP
Vice-President
Eucharistic Missionaries of St. Dominic
New Orleans, LA

Rudy Pineda
Consultant for Hispanic Pastoral Ministry
Diocese of Green Bay

Luke Steiner, OSB

Mary Elizabeth Loughran, CSC

Catherine O'Brien, CSC

June Ann Kirby, CSC

Francine Klein, CSC

Cleide A. Bergonzoni
Educator

Sr. Anita Cattafesta, OSF
Director of Sponsorship
Our Lady of Angels Convent

Brother David A. Werthmann, C.Ss.R.
St. Louis, MO

John M. Felice, OFM
Provincial Minister
Holy Name Province

Fransiskus X Magung
Divine Word Missionary

Jose Artiga,
Executive Director, SHARE Foundation

Margaret Devine,SSC

Brother Jim Zabransky SVD
Peace & Justice Coordinator
Divine Word College
Epworth, Iowa

Thomas L. Garlitz
Director, Peace and Social Justice Ministry
Diocese of Joliet in Illinois

Claire Thomas
World Mission Services
Diocese of Green Bay, WI

Mary Sherman
Green Bay, WI

Mary Jo Krueger
Chancery Office
Diocese of Green Bay, WI

Rose M. Denissen
Total Catholic Education Department
Diocese of Green Bay, WI

Sr. Ann McGovern, RSM

Fr. Carroll Houle
Maryknoll Fathers/Brothers

Sr. Maria Drzewiecki, osf
Justice and Peace Coordinator
Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross
Green Bay, WI

Leadership Team of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, MN:

Sr. Bea Eichten

Sr. Clara Stang

Sr. Ardis Cloutier

Sr. Jean Schweiters

Sr. Mary Pat Burger

Sr. Mary Irene Deger, SSSF
Mission Coordinator
School Sisters of St. Francis, US Province

Sr. Phyllis Vater, SSSF
School Sisters of St. Francis, US Province

Sr. Nicole Goetz, SSSF
School Sisters of St. Francis, US Province

Sr. Marion Duff, RSCJ

Sr. Mary Bush, RSCJ

Sr. Elizabeth O’Conner, RSCJ

Kha Manh Nguyen,SVD
Theology Student
Catholic Theological Union

Sister Claire Marie Czerwiec, SSND
Provincial Councilor
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Chicago Province

Sister Jean Phelan, SSND
Provincial Councilor
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Chicago Province

Betty Kane, osf
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Bernie Murdoch
Regional Leader
Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary

Sister Christine Vladimiroff
Prioress
Benedictine Sisters of Erie

Anne Veronica Horner Hoe

Maria Drzewiecki, OSF
Justice and Peace Coordinator
Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross
Green Bay, WI

Lise Gagnon, snjm

Miriam Eileen Murray, OSF
Associate Director, Pastoral Services
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Mary Louise Full, CSC
Area III Coordinator
Sisters of the Holy Cross

Rev. A. Leo Reilly
Global Village Literacy Mission
Detroit, MI

Theresa Leone, SFO
Minister, St. Katharine Drexel Region
Secular Franciscan Order

Eleanor Goekler, smic
Provincial Coordinator, Missionary Sisters IC

Margaret Reid, smic
Vice Provincial Coordinator, Missionary Sisters IC

Kathryn Conti, smic
Provincial Councilor, Missionary Sisters IC

Consuela Scott, smic
Provincial Councilor, Missionary Sisters IC

Sheila Madden, smic
Missionary Sisters IC

Patricia Blostic, smic
Missionary Sisters IC

Joanne Riggs, smic
Missionary Sisters IC

Lucy Giacchetti, SSND

Sister Mary Martin Colbert, SSND
Global Justice Office
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Chicago Province

Seton Cunneen, SNDdeN

Ann Gormly, SNDdeN

Carroll Ann Kemp, snjm
Gonzaga College High School
Washington, D.C.

Betty Kenny, OSF
Rochester MN

Sister M. Jeanne Finske, C.S.C.
Congregational Archives and Records
Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, IN

Sr. Susan Mika
Benedictine Sisters

Sister Theresa Zoky, O.S.B.
Director, The Society for the Propagation of the Faith
Director, Erie Diocesan Misson Office, Erie

Janet Gottschalk, MMS
Director: Alliance for Justice
Medical Mission Sisters
 
Jane Blewett
Director, Earth Community Center

Lou Niznik
Director: Earth Communications

Adela Gross, osf
Peace and Justice Office
Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota

Patricia Flynn, SSND

Jacinta Powers, OSU
Member of the Leadership Council
Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph

Rosanne Fischer
Diocese of St. Cloud Mission Office

Gerry Lambert
Associate Director
Catholic Network of Volunteer Service

Sr. Santian Pagani, CMS

Sr. Natalina Salbego, CMS

Sr. Angela Didone', CMS

Sr. Carmen Silva Cedeno, CMS

Sr. Rocio Aguinaga Castillo, CMS

Sr. Giouliana Paladini, CMS

Sr. Cecilia Trezzi, CMS

Sr. Maria Teresa Goffi, CMS

Sr. Lucia Disconsi, CMS

Sr. Carmelita Anosa, CMS

Sr. Gabriella Crestani, CMS

Sr. Johnmary Bruni, CMS

Sr. Yolanda Mazzocchi,CMS

Sr. Bruna Colombo, CMS

Fr.Albert Utzig, Jr. SSC

Carol L. Ries, snjm
Sisters of the Holy Names

Sister Jeanette Fettig, CSC
Director of Development
Sisters of the Holy Cross, Notre Dame, IN

Kenneth R. Himes, OFM
Professor of Moral Theology
Washington Theological Union

Dorothy Stoner, O.S.B.
Religious Studies/Philosophy Department
Mercyhurst College, Erie

Jeanne Harris
Notre Dame Academy
Green Bay WI

Theresa M. Lavergne
Peace and Justice Committee
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Kathryn Berger, SSND
Provincial Council Member
School Sisters of Notre Dame

Sister Kathleen Reichert, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis

Sister Madeline Therese Wilhoit, CSC
International Services' Office

Rose Marita O'Bryan OSU
Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph

Fr. Tom Gardner, OFM
Sacred Heart Province
Director of the Office for the Missions

Deacon Mickey Friesen, D.Min.
Director, Center for Mission
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Rosalie Warpeha smsm
Kingston, Jamaica

Rev. Rafael R. Davila, M.M.
Spiritual Director, St. Mary's Seminary
Houston, Texas
Maryknoll Mission Promoter

Dan Crosby, OFM Cap.
St. Anthony Retreat Center

Sister Patricia Forret, RSM
President
Regional Community of Omaha, Sisters of Mercy

Binh-Yen N. Nguyen
Divine Word Theologate, Chicago

Dani Clark Scano
Program Director
St. Vincent Pallotti Center

Karen Kennelly CSJ
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Congregational Leadership Team

Joan Henehan CSJ
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Congregational Leadership Team

Barbara Moore CSJ
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Congregational Leadership Team

Joan Lescinski CSJ
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Congregational Leadership Team

Peg Barrett

Sister Joseph Marita Wheatley, SCN

Rev. Leo B. Shea, M.M

Sister Joyce Meyer, PBVM

Sister M. Celine Schumacher, SSND
Provincial Councilor
School Sisters of Notre Dame of St. Louis

Maria Rieckelman, M.M.
Maryknoll Sister

Fr. Brian J. Pierce, OP
Southern Province of Dominicans, USA

Elsie Bernauer, OP
Caldwell Dominican

Mary Ellen Brody, RSM
Dallas, Region, Sisters of Mercy

Joan Laughlin, osf
Co-Director of Lay Associates
Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg

Ann Vonder Meulen, osf
Director of Spirituality Center
Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg

Matthew F. Rousso
Director
Maryknoll Mission Education Office

Honora M. Nicholson, RSM
Sisters of Mercy of Merion, PA

Sister Theresa Kvale CSJ
Congregational Leadership Team
Mission Coordinator

Father Edwin Daschbach SVD
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Glenville, WV

Ann Wemhoff OSF

Rev. Jerome F. Thompson
Parroquia Sagrada Familia,
Apartado 53,
Azua Dominican Republic

Janice Cebula, OSF

Sr. Maria Elena Martinez, OSF
Redwood City, California Franciscans

S. Antona Schedlo
Missionary in El Salvador
Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration

Sharon S. Salameh

Sr. Rose Marie Imig, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis of Colorado Springs, CO

Rev. Joseph T. Kamanda
Archdiocese of Freetown and Bo
St. Joseph Seminary

Helen Marie Burns, RSM
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Sheila Carney, RSM
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Tina Geiger, RSM
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Justice Office

Marilee Howard, RSM
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Justice Office

Susan Severin, RSM
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Justice Office

Pat Kenny, RSM
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Sister Marge Eilerman, OSF

Barbara Luebbers

Patricia Ryan M.M.
Congregational Leadership Team
Maryknoll Sisters

Mary Jo Klick
Consultant
Temping for Social Justice

Wenda Zimmerman-Nelson,
National Sales Manager, MTS
Travel Management Group

Patricia Kane, O.S.F.
Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Kathryn J. Runman
Associate Director
Center for Mission
Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Sister Martha Walsh, SC

Merle Nolde OSB
Coordinator, Pax Christi St. Cloud

Maxine Barnett
St. Cloud, MN

Sr. Catherine Cleary
Sisters of the Presentation

S. Sheila Rausch, OSB

Sr. Janet Srebalus MM

Khoa Quang Nguyen, SVD

Jim & Kathy McGinnis
Institute for Peace & Justice

Mary P. Rives, RSCJ
Religious of the Sacred Heart

Regina Strassburger, OSF
Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Marlene Geppert, OSF
Franciscan Sister of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Janet Stelken, PBVM
Leadership, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Rita Goedken, OSF
Leadership, Franciscan Sisters, Dubuque

Suzanne Giblin, CSJ
Leadership, St. Louis Province

Joanne Klenke, FSM
Congregational Leadership, Franciscan Sisters of Mary

Dorothy Heidersheit, OSF
Leadership, Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque

Susan Borgel, CPPS
Leadership, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood

Joanne Hanrahan, SSND
Leadership, School Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Louis

Jacqueline Motzel, FSM
Franciscan Sisters of Mary

Mary Whited, CPPS
Leadership, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood

Delores Hannon, RSM
Leadership, Sisters of Mercy

Nancy Wittwer, SL
Administrative Staff, Sisters of Loretto

Sharon Altendorf PBVM

Sister Rosaire Bryant, C.P.S.
Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood

Pamela Nordhof
Maryknoll Affiliates Global Concerns Committee

Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, U.S. Regional Leadership:

 Sister Mary Jacinta Doyle

 Sister Joanne Schuster

 Sister June Casterton

Sister Myrtle Keller
Medical Mission Sisters
Assembly of North America

Florence M. Steichen, csj
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
MN Middle East Peace Now, Women Against Military Madness Middle East Committee, and Pax Christi

Sr. Joan Marie Steadman, CSC

Lynn Chappell, SP
Sisters of Providence - Mother Joseph Province

Sister M. Margareta Bertrand,
School Sister of Notre Dame, Mankato Province

Tom Bamat
Executive Director,
Center for Mission Research and Study at Maryknoll

Robert A. Allan
Maryknoll Mission Associates

John M. Killilea
Maryknoll Affiliate Global Concerns

Sister Barbara Pfarr, SSND

Sister Mary Anthony Wagner, O.S.B.

Sr. Dana Michelle Sullivan,CSC
Lima, Peru

Jeanne Wingenter, SSND

Sister Pauline Fritz, SSND

Rose Ann Ficker, SSND

Adelyne Imperator
Benedictines for Peace

Rita Jirik SSND

John Sullivan
Catholic priest

Rev. William Stanfield, Pastor
St. Matthew Catholic Church
Oak Creek, WI

Judith Hilbing, OP
Springfield Illinois Dominican
North American Dominican Co-Promoter
of Justice, Peace, and Care of Creation

Sister Joan Sue Miller
Community Director
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas

Sr. Marlene Mondalek, SC
 
Sister Helena McNeill,
Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary
Bryn Mawr, PA

Sister Margaret Mary Shields,
Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary
Bryn Mawr, PA

Annie Claes, icm

Eunice Antony OSB
St. Benedict's Monastery

James Zelinski, Cap
Detroit Justice, Peace and Ecology Commission

Celine Dounies, csc
Fourth Grade Teacher
St. John the Baptist School

Corona Colleary SSC
Area Leadership Team
Missionary Sisters of St. Columban

Francesca Garvey SSC
Missionary Sister of St. Columban

Mark Falkner, SSC
Missionary Sister of St. Columban

Mary McManus, SSC
Area Leadership Team
Missonary Sisters of St. Columban

Grace DeLeon, SSC
Missionary Sister of St. Columban

Mary Kennedy, OSF

Br. Kevin Gilhooly, FSC
Secretary/Treasurer of the USCMA

Sister Jane Chantal, csc
Area Coordinator for Africa
Sisters of the Holy Cross

Sister Jovann Irrgang, SSND
Pastoral Administrator
St. Joseph Church, Henderson, MN

Anita Valdez, OSB

Sister Marilyn Ingraham, MM

Mercedes Roman,
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Rev. Michael J. Snyder, MM
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Mary Bann

Yvonne Conley

Rose Cecile Espinos

Helen Marie Plourde, SSND

Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration, Colorado Springs:

 Sister Lourita Bintner O.S.F.

 Sister Frances Franzluebbers O.S.F.

 Sister Georgiana Franzluebbers O.S.F.

 Sister Paulinis Garcia O.S.F.

 Sister Clarice Gentrup O.S.F.

 Sister Bertina Graniewski O.S.F.

 Sister Christine Hayes O.S.F.

 Sister Nadine Heimann O.S.F.

 Sister Eleanor Hemmer O.S.F.

 Sister Ann Frances Hoff O.S.F.

 Sister Martha Hund O.S.F.

 Sister Carole Jarecki O.S.F.

 Sister Roselda Klein O.S.F.

 Sister Bernardis Lohaus O.S.F.

 Sister Juanita Parra O.S.F.

 Sister Helen Ann Pfeifer O.S.F.

 Sister Margaret Mary Preister O.S.F.

 Sister Ursula Rau O.S.F.

 Sister Judith Ann Schaeffer O.S.F.

 Sister Dorothy Schlaeger O.S.F.

 Sister Frances Sedlacek O.S.F.

 Sister Ramona Silva O.S.F.

 Sister Carmela Trujillo O.S.F.

 Sister Barbara Tylkowski O.S.F.

 Sister Marilyn Uhing O.S.F.

 Sister Ethel Widhalm O.S.F.

 Sister Carlene Yonker O.S.F.

 Sister Juliann Zach O.S.F.

 Sister Valerie Zilt O.S.F.

 Sister Mary Carol Zubrickas O.S.F.

Marjorie Myers, SSND

Holy Cross Sisters:

 Sister Perpetua

 Sister Jamuna

 Sister Joya

 Sister Joyce

 Sister Cecilia

 Sister Renu

Sister Catherine Marie Kreta, CSJ
Justice Coordinator
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Los Angeles Province

Clara L. Milko
Maryknoll Affiliate Global Concerns Committee

Sister Pat Meyer
Franciscan Sister of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Denay Ulrich
School Sisters of Notre Dame

Joseph P. Foley, C.M.
Congregation of the Mission

Sister Margaret Buresh
Mankato Province School Sisters of Notre Dame

Sister Kathleen Storms
Mankato Province School Sisters of Notre Dame

S. Julie Brandt,
School Sisters of Notre Dame

Sr. Kathleen Nelessen, CSA
Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes

Sarah Summers
Medical Mission Sisters

Sister Marilyn McCue, SSND

Ann Marie Merth, SSND

Mary Evelyn Jegen,SND
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Sr. Mary Jo Stein
Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul

Marjorie Healy, PBVM

Sister Bridget Waldorf, SSND

Rosemary Schwalbe SSND

S. Gladys Schmitz
School Sisters of Notre Dame

Yvette Jackson

Bernadette Welter
School Sister of Notre Dame

Magdalene Greco, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Mary Lang, CSJ

Judith Ellison

Camilla Fitzgerald, CSC

Bettina Batchelder, CSC

Jane Ann Rochford, CSC

Sr. Dorothy Zeller
School Sisters of Notre Dame

Helen Jane Jaeb
School Sisters of Notre Dame

Patricia A. Sonnek SSND
Mankato Province

Rita von Holtum
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Mankato, Minnesota Province

Carol Savchuk

Sister Doris Welter, SSND

Roselyn Schmitt
Member of Pax Christi, Kairos, Network; Professor of Philosophy, College of Saint Benedict, Saint Joseph, Minnesota

Nick and Mary Eoloff

Suzanne Menshek, SSND

Mary J. Laxague, SNDdeN

Marion Welter, SSND

Tom Luce

Judy Luce

Pam Fraser Walters

Sister Eleanor Lincoln, CSJ
Women at the Well Ministry

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province

Sister Catherine Litecky, CSJ
Women at the Well Ministry
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province

Sisters of the Congregation of the Holy Cross:

 Barbara Browne

 Beatrice Marie Schutz

 Carmelita Morales

 Christian Koch

 Dorothy Marie Langlois

 Estelle Marie Farrell

 Evelyn Joyce Metro

 Fidelia Witczak

 Frances Eugene Boydston

 Harriet Marie St. Marie

 Ignatius Schumacher

 Irene Kleinhanz

 Josephine Marie Mariano

 Leo Joseph

 Lorna Mary Swisher

 Margaret Flaherty

 Martha Neeser

 Mary Agnes Mullen

 Mary Eleanor Sullivan

 Mary Frances Palmgren

 Mary Margaret Koester

 Patricia Ann Thompsoon

 Patricia Burke

 Rose Virginia Burt

 Stephen Purcell

 Susanna Collins

 Timothea Kingston

 Vibiana Weber

Rev. John Warburton, OSJ

Paul Marquie

Gloria Delgado

Audrey Williams

Lucille Matousek, SSND

Pam Fraser-Walters

Awanda Whitworth
Mission Education
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers-Houston, Texas

Laura Michels, SNJM

Sr. Arlene Kniola

Karen Gosser, shcj

Alice Zachmann, SSND

Joseph V. Scott

Mary C. Scott

Sandra A. McCabe

Sister Dorothy Olinger
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Mankato MN Province

Bob Garon, SFO

Maureen O'Connor,csj
Provincial, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet,
Los Angeles Province

Frances Lawrence,SSND

Tom Webb

Patrick J. O' Shea,
Vice Minister of the St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity, Triangle, VA.