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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:08 AM

Nuns on a Bus call to action over deep concern about Kavanaugh

based on social justice principles.

Abortion is not mentioned directly, but there is an oblique reference that some might find surprising:

We [XXX Faith Leaders] write today because we believe the impending confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court calls for serious consideration. You have a responsibility to evaluate his previous decisions, examine his concern for the common good, and ultimately determine whether or not Judge Kavanaugh respects stare decisis and precedent.

A lack of respect for stare decisis could add further chaos to our nation and tear apart the sense of the common good. As Catholics, we believe that any government official – including a Supreme Court Justice – must be concerned with the needs of people who are marginalized, not just the rich and powerful or a member of one’s own political party. As you consider how you will vote on the question of confirmation, we ask you to consider Judge Kavanaugh’s stance on these principles as demonstrated on his prior decisions and statements on issues such as healthcare, immigration, labor, the death penalty, and voting rights.


You can read the letter here.
http://act.networklobby.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=25368

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lapucelle Aug 2018 OP
DemocracyMouse Aug 2018 #1
appalachiablue Aug 2018 #2
pnwmom Aug 2018 #3
lapucelle Aug 2018 #4
Squinch Aug 2018 #5
lapucelle Aug 2018 #6

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:47 AM

1. This is significant

And it's really great consciousness-raising on the Kavanaugh issue.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:52 AM

2. K & R. Great to see them involved.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:08 AM

3. Glad to see this. Thanks for sharing!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:01 AM

4. I worked with some nuns whose congregation was investigated three times

by bishops (including one deeply involved in the Boston/Spotlight child sexual abuse case) because of their troubling refusal to back down on social justice activism.

Nevertheless, they persisted.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:18 AM

5. Gotta love those nuns!

I was taught by nuns for many years. Though some were the sadists that we do hear about, most that I encountered were highly educated women and amazing teachers who taught me how to think and how to empathize with those who were different from me.

I went to a very respected college. The professors there had nothing on my high school nuns.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:10 AM

6. There's a motherhouse in Brentwood, Long Island,

an area where there are terrible problems with the MS 13 gang. Trump and Sessions have shown up in the area to grandstand and then fund raise in the tonier parts of the Island.

The nuns (mostly senior citizens) wait for his motorcade holding protest signs with polite, yet decidedly pointed messages concerning Trump's immigration and environmental policies. They're also busy setting up a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants on their property. (One of them confided to me in conspiratorial tones, "The young folks came by and showed us how to do it on the computer." )

Ya gotta love them.

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