Sr. Louise Akers Refuses to Violate Conscience

Photograph of Sr. Louise Akers at 2009 Call To Action conference. Sr. Louise Akers gracefully receives a big hug from a grateful woman after an inspiring keynote at Call To Action November 6.Photo by David Gawlik

Sister of Charity Louise Akers, who served as the voice of peace and justice in the Cincinnati Archdiocese for forty years, has refused to publicly disassociate herself from the issue of women's ordination. In consequence, Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk' has forbidden her to make presentations or teach for credit in archdiocesan institutions. In reply Akers said: "Women's ordination is a justice issue. Its basis is the value, dignity and equality of women. I believe this to my very core. To publicly state otherwise would be a lie and a violation of my conscience."

Please support Sr. Louise

Write Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarcyzk and his coadjutor Bishop Dennis M. Schnurr at The Archdiocese of Cincinnati 100 East 8th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Send a copy of the article on the African Synod (see page 6) and ask them to reconsider their decision. Remember to send a copy to the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, 3339 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008 and to our offices or email


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