NCR Podcast: Pro-choice and Christian, National Catholic Sisters Week

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Sr. Mary Lou Palas of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill speaks at Standup Sisters 2017 event at La Roche College. (Ryan Haggerty)
Sr. Mary Lou Palas of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill speaks at Standup Sisters 2017 event at La Roche College. (Ryan Haggerty)

Kira Schlesinger's Pro-Choice and Christian: Reconciling Faith, Politics and Justice, published by Westminster John Knox Press in 2017, argues that many people of faith find themselves in a murky middle of the supposedly black-and-white issue of abortion.

During National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic sisters tell their stories at Standup Sisters, a live storytelling event.

On the show today:

Background reading and listening:

  • Schlesinger's writing is clear and engaging and her analysis is critical but respectful, writes Kelly Stewart.
  • "Pro-Choice and Christian: Reconciling Faith, Politics and Justice" is available from Westminster John Knox Press.
  • In addition to Standup Sisters: Green Habits, the fifth annual National Catholic Sisters Week included nearly 80 events funded by mini-grants, including activities such as bowling with sisters and making chocolates.
  • You can listen to past stories shared at Standup Sisters on their SoundCloud page.

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