Nearly 300 Third Order Regular (TOR) Franciscans gathered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 17-20 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Federation at its annual conference, titled “God’s Love & Mercy.”
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Jason Miller
FAN Director of Campaigns
Franciscans Heartbroken over Today's Supreme Court Decision in U.S. vs. Texas
PRESS RELEASE: National Catholic Advocacy Organizations Release Statement Standing with our Muslim Brothers & Sisters Against Hate
Thirteen Catholic organizations based in Washington, DC have begun to explore ways to raise a more unified public Catholic voice based on real experiences. Concern about increasing attacks on U.S. Muslims caused the group to release this statement.
March 29, 2016
Dear Senator McConnell and Senator Grassley,
The faith based organizations listed below call on the senate to do your job as mandated by the Constitution, and move quickly to conduct hearings and consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland.
FAN received a personal account of the last moments of the Sisters of Charity who were recently murdered in the convent and nursing home in Aden, Yemen. The Superior of the group, Sr. Sally, who managed to escape, wrote the very touching and heart-rending story, attached below. This horrific attack was specifically targeted at the Sisters because of their Christianity, it states. We invite you to read it and join Pope Francis in continuing to pray for these Sisters who continue to face such terrible threats because of their faith.