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By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, Aug 28, 2020

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

Sister Deirdre Byrne is a formidable woman, and her speech to the Republican convention has—obviously and understandably—energized President Trump’s Catholic supporters. What I found most impressive, however, was not her endorsement of the President’s re-election bid, but her bold proclamation:

…I am not just pro-life, I am pro-eternal life. I want all of us to end up in heaven together someday.

Coincidentally, on the morning after Sister Deirdre’s speech, a post on The Catholic Thing featured a photo of another woman religious. I’ll let the photo caption speak for itself:  …

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