The United States sister chosen by Pope Francis to participate in next month’s synod on the family says the issues bishops and cardinals will wrestle with are the same she deals with everyday. Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary Sr. Maureen Kelleher is an attorney running the Legal Aid Service office in Collier County, Florida, where most of her clients are farmers and immigrants.
“It’s a small, high-volume legal office for people who are desperate,” Kelleher said.
On Tuesday, the Vatican announced that Kelleher was one of three women religious named as auditors to the synod.
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