Justice

A Call to Mourn the Nation’s Dead of Covid-19

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ, U.S. Region, are joining faith leaders from throughout the country in a call for a national Day of Mourning and Lament on June 1.

The call aims to put a face on the worst pandemic in a century and provide an opportunity for the nation to grieve together.

This week, the number of Americans who died from the coronavirus, reached 100,000, a chilling milestone that exceeds the combined number of U.S. deaths from the wars in Vietnam and Korea.

Unlike the sudden deaths of the terrorist bombings on Sept.

The Dawning of a Brighter Day in Bolivia

By Sister Anitawa (Ann) Fearday, ASC

Background: The Adorers of the Blood of Christ have had a mission in the Andean nation of Bolivia since 1973. Sister Anitawa (Ann) Fearday, from Teutopolis, Illinois, has served there since 1974. Her ministry includes coordinating a parish in formation, working at Salud Integral, a multipurpose center, and doing pastoral work in the rural area of Camata, eight hours outside of the capital. The Adorers have another deep connection to Bolivia. Seven Bolivian-born women have become Adorers. Those sisters, and one Bolivian novice, are part of our U.S.

Adorers Consider Legal Options

Photo Credit: Dave Perry

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ, U.S. Region, are profoundly disappointed that the United States Supreme Court decided not to grant the Adorers’ petition for certiorari. The Adorers asked the High Court to review a decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company, a private for-profit gas company, could violate in perpetuity the Adorers’ deeply held religious beliefs. At issue was FERC’s decision to authorize the private gas pipeline company to use the Adorers’ own private property,

Ending Violence Starts with Us

By Sister Sara Dwyer, ASC

Our country has been shocked, perhaps even numbed, by the continued horrific violence inspired by a white supremacist/white nationalist ideology.

In just the last week:

  • Suspect Cesar Sayoc allegedly attempted to kill prominent Democrats, Trump critics and staff at CNN with targeted pipe bombs in the mail.
  • Two black Americans were gunned down in a grocery store in Kentucky after the alleged shooter initially tried to enter a black church minutes earlier.
  • A grisly shooting left 11 people dead at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Supreme Court Press Statement

Press Statement
United States Supreme Court
October 22, 2018, 9:30AM

In the Gospels, we hear the story of a lawyer who asked Jesus, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” The lawyer responded, “ You shall love God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and all your mind. The second commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself.”  Jesus then said,