Activist nun has taken part in hundreds of demonstrations
CWN - May 22, 2012
The Chicago Tribune has profiled Sister Kathleen Desautels, a 74-year-old peace activist who works for the 8th Day Center for Justice. Desautels, who has taken part in hundreds of demonstrations, served as a “peace guide” during recent anti-NATO protests in Chicago.
“I like to think I'm the hostess of the protest,” she says. “Some people want to cause trouble or get arrested, and you can't stop them. But others are just solid gold people who are working to change things.”
“We're not a social services agency, and we don't do charity work," she said of the 8th Day Center for Justice. "But we're called to be an alternative, critical voice.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our Spring 2013 goal ($34,725 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!