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An Open Letter to President Donald Trump

January 20, 2017

As members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Viatorians join with them and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious — collectively representing more than 55,000 religious sisters, brothers and priests — in issuing an open letter to President-Elect Donald Trump.

In the letter, Mary Pellegrino, CSJ, President of LCWR, and Rev. Brian Terry, SA, President of CMSM, share their concerns for the country and their hope for the future. Here is an excerpt:

“We are deeply concerned by the fractures and divisions – seen so clearly during this past election season – which continue to threaten the well-being and freedom of all Americans and those who have fled in fear to our shores and borders…. We strongly believe that we all need to be dedicated to respectful and dignified civil discourse with those whose positions differ from our own… Together, we have the opportunity to advocate for and build a just, merciful and humane society worthy of the dignity of all.”