Jesse Remedios is a staff writer with National Catholic Reporter's EarthBeat. He graduated from Duke University in 2017 with a B.A. in History with a focus on Human Rights and Social Movements. He spent his first year out of college serving with the AmeriCorps City Year program in Washington, D.C.
Memory was at the core of an Oct. 11 exchange between Sr. Joan Chittister and Sr. Teresa Forcades for a fundraising event hosted by the Women's Ordination Conference titled "Radicals and the Rule."
Speaking to a packed house of more than 400 people, the longtime death penalty opponent said she sees hope despite today's injustices because she has experienced how change happens.
Leaders of women religious — including St. Joseph Sr. Carol Zinn and Social Service Sr. Simone Campbell — were among the hundreds of Catholics who gathered on Capitol Hill July 18 to express their disgust at the treatment of immigrant children.
It is a period of transformation in the nation's capital, but Catholic social justice organizations across the area have shown decades of dedication to cause and adaptability. Leaders of these organizations describe a diverse and vibrant D.C.-area Catholic community made of many different groups working in conjunction and collaboration.