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hedgehog

(36,286 posts)
2. Here is a more current photo:
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:08 PM
Aug 2012



I'm not sure what bothers the right wingers the most, the things she says or the fact that she dresses like an adult and not like someone who can be ignored.

PDJane

(10,103 posts)
4. Sister Joan Chittister,
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:12 PM
Aug 2012

A lovely, compassionate and great woman who used to write a column I read on a regular basis. She's a beautiful example of compassion, in my view a woman of greater breadth than Mother Teresa.

calimary

(81,127 posts)
13. I remember her columns during the Iraq War, how eloquent and thoughtful her words were.
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:53 PM
Aug 2012

I LOVE her writing.

Cleita

(75,480 posts)
5. Good for sister Joan. It will be women like her that put the
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:12 PM
Aug 2012

screws to the Vatican, who will find ways to disenfranchise them and even ex-communicate them. It's happened before and will happen again. Nothing will change until the Catholics get a more progressive Pope.

mrmpa

(4,033 posts)
8. She is the type of Nun who taught me ...........
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:32 PM
Aug 2012

in the '70's. She is the type of Nun who did not discipline me, when discussing abortion, I stated that I approved Roe v. Wade.

Cleita

(75,480 posts)
10. Mine was Sister James in the fifties.
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:57 PM
Aug 2012

She was very progressive in her ideas but had to butt heads with her Mother Superior all the time who was bat faced bitch.

Cha

(296,887 posts)
7. I Love Those Truths from Sister Joan..
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:59 PM
Aug 2012

[font size=large]"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don't? Because you don't want any tax money to go there. That's not pro-life. That's pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is."[/font]

Make It VIRAL!

Thank you, babylonsistah~

Raster

(20,998 posts)
9. Her words are TRUTH! The good Sisters are truly doing the Lord's work....
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:33 PM
Aug 2012

...as opposed to the pretender and his minions of hate.

Bernardo de La Paz

(48,966 posts)
11. "Pro-Birth" is not Pro-Life. What a powerful meme! They love 'em for 9 months & then "good luck"
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:33 PM
Aug 2012

Her text: Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun, had this to say on Bill Moyers' show in November of 2004:

"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don't? Because you don't want any tax money to go there. That's not pro-life. That's pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is."


Governor Jennifer Granholm essay: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-m-granholm/republicans-what-about-ch_b_1835134.html

A graphic from http://www.atheistmemebase.com

classof56

(5,376 posts)
14. I have her book, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:54 PM
Aug 2012

What a true Christian, greatly to be admired and emulated. She is a blessing to all who heed her words.

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