I want to be like Sr. Catherine when I grow up. Catherine is long-time staff member of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby. Here’s a summary of a story about her in the Aug. 18 issue of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
An 86-year-old nun from Cleveland who works for a Catholic anti-poverty lobbying group has been selected to deliver the closing prayers one night during the Democratic National Convention. “I think you have a different perspective when you’ve lived some history,” says Catherine Pinkerton, a member of the Cleveland-based religious order Congregation of St. Joseph who once served as principal of the West Side secondary school it founded, St. Joseph Academy. Pinkerton says that she has never been an activist for either political party but that she admires Barack Obama’s “vision of where we stand as a nation and where we stand among nations” and agreed to deliver the benediction at the request of his campaign.