Last night Sister Simone Campbell spoke at the Democratic National Convention. There has been some debate whether a woman religious should appear and speak in a political venue, but this wasn’t exactly Sister Campbell’s first public political appearance. As the head of Network, a political lobby, this is hardly new territory. Is she in conflict with the separation of Church and State? Is she really transgressing some ill defined understanding of the role of women religious in the Roman Catholic Church or American society?
Here is the video of her speech last night. She is a “nun for all life.”