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Nuns joined in Women’s March

January 23, 2017

America magazine has profiled some of the women religious who participated in the Women’s March in Washington.

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Sister Simone Campbell, who heads the Network lobby, was one of the speakers at the pre-march rally. Sister Patricia Chapell, executive director of Pax Christi USA, also played a role. “I believe in the social teachings of the Catholic Church,” she said, explaining her decision to join in a demonstration that gave top priority to legal abortion.


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  • Posted by: feedback - Jan. 24, 2017 9:54 AM ET USA

    The only, somewhat clear, objective of the "March of Women" was the right to abortion. Catholic nuns should know better than to support it. They would do much better joining the March for Life this Friday.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 23, 2017 9:07 PM ET USA

    I guess they haven't learned yet; sisters are supposed to support the teachings of Christ!

  • Posted by: MatJohn - Jan. 23, 2017 8:26 PM ET USA

    Hope the Sisters were not subject to the obscenities, profanities and vulgarities of their fellow Social Justicers.but if they were would it cause a reconsideration of their position?

  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Jan. 23, 2017 7:42 PM ET USA

    Apparently, the recent Papal Visitation of the LCWR has had no effect on the need to bring the dissidents to task. Now we must send our Guardian Angels in force to enlighten the hearts and minds of those who have, somehow, rejected the teachings of their faith and signed on to support the evils of abortion as part of the tsunami of "social justice" that threatens to drown mankind.

  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Jan. 23, 2017 6:41 PM ET USA

    Dear nuns: Please check out the difference. The noun rationale refers to an explanation, basic reason, or statement of principles. The verb rationalize means to find reasons or excuses that explain or justify certain actions, thoughts, or behaviors.

  • Posted by: unum - Jan. 23, 2017 6:17 PM ET USA

    Apparently some of the women in Christ's Church have a muddled understanding of the social teachings of the Church. It is impossible to be a both follower of both George Soros and Christ!

  • Posted by: ElizabethD - Jan. 23, 2017 5:21 PM ET USA

    I continue to be happy with having protested and confronted Sr Simone Campbell at the first major Nuns on the Bus tour stop.