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Sister Joan Chittister, the dissident nun, explains why she fights for women’s rights

Speaking to Catholic writer Tom Roberts, Sister Joan Chittister told him her own secret history, of growing up with an abusive and alcoholic stepfather and a devout Catholic mother. Their conversation about her childhood and her reasons for joining the order of Benedictine nuns forms the opening of his new biography on the internationally-known maverick nun.

Writing for Religion News Service, Cathy Lynn Grossman provides context for their conversation and shares some excerpts about the motivations of Sister Chittister.

From the article:

“All my professional life, I have […]

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