Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Flying Nuns

The Sisters of St. Joseph certainly get around.

Yesterday, convening in Milwaukee, they were protesting GWBush--NOT because GWBush is sorta squishy on abortion; but because GWBush is NOT squishy on terrorists and their sponsors (e.g. Saddam Hussein.)

About 150 protesters gathered outside the hotel, many criticizing Bush for the war in Iraq. About 100 nuns from the Sisters of St. Joseph picketed and sang for peace outside the hotel before Bush arrived.

"We hope people who see this will understand we need a country that's more compassionate," said Sister Virginia Webb of St. Paul, Minn

But in addition, the Sisters of St. Joseph were also represented at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, MN--on Pentecost--

Brigid McDonald, a Sister of St. Joseph for 53 years, was shocked when she, along with others wearing rainbow-colored sashes in solidarity with Dignity Twin Cities, Catholic Rainbow Parents, the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities, and Rainbow Sash Alliance, were denied Communion.

The JSOnline reports that only about 150 of these nuns managed to gather "for compassion."