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The Maryknoll Affiliates are connected to a wider movement that is popularly called “Maryknoll.” Maryknoll is comprised of three distinct entities: the Maryknoll  Fathers and Brothers (officially known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America), the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners... 

Mission Statement

Maryknoll Affiliates, while continuing to pursue their own life's journey, commit themselves to the mission goals of Maryknoll in the context of Chapters that gather for prayer, reflection and action. Maryknoll Affiliates challenge one another to witness to mission as a way of life by going beyond borders, locally and globally, walking with the poor and excluded, and striving for peace and justice for all of God's creation.

Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates

Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates

Maryknoll Affiliates, as inividuals and in their "Mission Communities" try to live out the Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates: Spirituality, Global Vision, Community and Action.

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Justice for ImmigrantsI am posting a notice about Cardinal McCarrick testifying in the Senate re: Comprehensive Immigration Reform. We need to help the Catholic position on Immigration Reform be known - many other voices are distracting and distorting our position as Catholics.

Cardinal McCarrick testifies in the U.S. Senate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration on October 8th on the Church's position on immigration reform.  Cardinal McCarrick called for legislation which would 1) bring immigrants out of the shadows through a legalization program;  2) preserve family unity through reforms to the family-based immigration system;  3) create legal avenues for migration for migrant workers;  4) restore due process protections for immigrants; and 5) address the root causes of migration.  In his testimony, Cardinal McCarrick described the human suffering that the Church witnesses each day in immigrant communities, as families are torn apart and immigrants are detained for long periods.  Cardinal McCarrick also asked the subcommittee to ensure that the immigration debate is civil and is not used for political or partisan purposes.

A copy of the Cardinal's testimony can be found on the Justice for Immigrant's website at

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