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Nuns criticize Catholic group for giving Barr award for ‘Christlike behavior’

Sep 24, 2020

By Justine Coleman

Two nuns criticized the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB) for its plans to award Attorney General William Barr for “Christlike behavior” on Wednesday morning.

Sister Helen Prejean slammed the Catholic organization for announcing the Christifideles Laici Award would be given to Barr, who is Catholic, at the annual breakfast. The award honors the recipient for “Exemplary Selfless and Steadfast Service in the Lord’s Vineyard,” according to the NCPB website.

Prejean, an advocate against the death penalty, argued in a tweet Tuesday night that the attorney general has not demonstrated “Christlike behavior” after the Justice Department resumed federal executions this year.

“A.G. Barr has ordered the executions of six men with at least one more on the calendar,” she wrote on the social media platform. “What is ‘Christlike’ about using discretionary power to kill?”

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2 comments on “Nuns criticize Catholic group for giving Barr award for ‘Christlike behavior’

  • Did he win the award for preaching that you must hate your family before becoming his disciple, or for vandalising a market because you don’t agree with the location of their vendors, or for instructing us to gouge out our own eyeballs instead of looking at someone we find attractive, or threatening to burn people forever in a lake of fire for not believing what he believes?

     


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