The following is an excerpt from Janice's answers to the
six questions, which their lawyer delivered to Bland Jan. 23. The full text for each defendant can be accessed here.
1. If North Korea, China or one of the Middle Eastern countries dropped a nuclear bomb on a U.S. city tomorrow, would that change your opinion about nuclear weapons?
“Could the dead be brought back to life? What restitution is there for losing a child, a sister or brother, a parent, relative or friend? There is nothing that can replace a human being.
I know…I lost my mother when I was 16 and the oldest of four. I also lost my younger son when he was 18.
We know from experience that the death of a loved one causes grief beyond measure and it takes a long time before those left behind can gather their soul and breathe without feeling their heart aflame in the fires of hell. In fact, one never recovers completely.
Instead, we learn to transform our suffering and loss into doing good in the world to bring about the Kin-dom. Bringing about the Kin-dom, not Kingdom. Jesus in the Gospels is not about hierarchy or relationships of a domination/subordination paradigm. Rather, he calls us to friendship –
which implies equality between each man and each woman.
Everyone is invited to the table.” – Janice Sevre-Duszynska, Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests,of Lexington, Ky.