Sr. Joan Chittister must be conflicted.
On the one hand she is a Dorothy Day Wannabe. She’s a global community organizer! She’s a defender of the oppressed! On the other hand, Dorothy Day was dead set against the ordination of women.
What to do?
Sr. Joan should re-trace her steps and head back to Egypt.
Remember how, a while ago, Sr. Joan went to Egypt? YES! She triumphed in Tahir Square.
She honed her talents in Egypt. She sharpened her skills in New York with the Occupiers. Who can forget the photos of her helping to organize the “Organizing Committee of the Council of Elders“? Sister must now head back to Egypt to help the protests against the budding Islamist dictator and inevitable oppressor of women Mohammed Morsi. You can bet that HE would be against the ordination of women!
Did you know that in Egypt 7 Christians were sentenced to death for an anti-Islam film? I don’t think that’s fair at all. She is all for the born, after all. Remember her distinctions about being pro-birth or pro-life?
Who better than Sr. Joan, who knows the terrain there now, to intervene?