Sister Helen Prejean Dossier

JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN:  NUNS IN PANTSUITS!  We copy our page here, the Sister Helen Prejean Dossier.

Profile.  Death Penalty Abolitionist, Social Justice Activist, and Community Organizer; Author and Lecturer.   Co-Founder of  the Catholic Mobilizing Network.  Sr. Prejean is based in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana.  She is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille.  Her bishop is Archbishop Gregory Michael Aymond – 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans LA  70125-3496    Phone:  504-861-9521 .    Her blog.

This Dossier Exposes her BLINDNESS to the ABORTION holocaust; OBSESSION with GUILTY MURDERERS;  DEFIANCE against traditional Catholic teaching;  her connections with the NEW AGE FEMINISTS NUN MOVEMENTS and DISSENTING ORGANIZATIONS; and the ACLU.

Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean

Her Speaking Schedule.



“I’ve got to tell you what I’ve learned.  When you start talking about the death penalty, there’s a deep religious underpinning.  Who is God for us?   It is God who demands an eye-for-an-eye.  It is God who is pleased with sacrifice.

“And in the Christian tradition, there are those who say God allowed or even willed his own son, Jesus, to be sacrificed and killed on the cross in payment for our sins!  And when we kill criminals we have chaplains in death houses!  And when we kill criminals for their crimes God accepts their death in payment for their sins so they can go to heaven!  What kind of god do we believe in?!

What kind of father would demand the death of a son?  Is this a god?  Or is it an ogre, a monster, created by our own violent impulses?  We project so this is God who wants vengeance, like we want vengeance.  Truly there are contradictory images of God in the Bible.  On which one will we model our lives?”

Dr. Michael Savage responds to Prejean’s speech:

You [Sister Helen Prejean] are a clear and present danger, not only to the survival of America, but to the Democrat Party. … In my opinion, she is more closely associated with being a witch than a nun.

Heresy In Denver:  Ellis Washington spotlights Marxist tinge to Democrat’s nun speaker.

VIDEO of her infamous speech posted on her website.



July-August 1997 St. Catherine Review:  Sister Prejean “will not take a stand against abortion.”

“Pro-Life Groups Asks Bishop to Stop Sr. Helen Prejean’s Fundraising for the ACLU”


We issue a public call for Idaho’s Catholic Bishop, Mike Driscoll, to intervene quickly and forcefully in the brewing scandal involving Sister Helen Prejean. As we reported earlier, she is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at an event to raise money for the Idaho ACLU.


Catholic League president William Donahue writes:   It is no secret that the “peace and justice” crowd is soft on abortion. Sr. Helen Prejean and others like her can get quite worked up about the rights of serial murderers on death row, but they never seem to be quite as excited about the rights of innocent unborn babies. That’s because too many of them see abortion as merely unfortunate:   They positively do not believe it is “intrinsically evil.”

Sr. Prejean on Values Voting

quotes by Sister Prejean:

I don’t trust candidates who claim to be “pro life” simply because they publicly state their opposition to abortion. What good is that if they do not also work vigorously and consistently to create social conditions in which healthy babies are born, children cared for, and families thrive?

I look for “pro-life” politicians to list “eradication of poverty” as a top priority.  Poverty in our nation is on the rise. During the last six years those living at or below the poverty line in the U.S. rose 17 percent. To allow even the existence of poor people in this rich nation, much less poverty on the increase, is totally unworthy of us as Americans and certainly not pro-life.


Due to controversies surrounding Sr. Helen Prejean, Catholic bishop cancels appearance at conference – 1997
See also same article in NCR’s archives.


” . . . the bishop had based his decision on his reading of an article about Prejean that was published in Our Sunday Visitor last April [1996]. Datillo had two concerns, Lyons said:  that Prejean might be soft on abortion and might depart from official church teaching in a book she is writing about women in the church.  Lyons told Mayhew that the bishop would therefore be “uncomfortable” appearing with the famous nun.

“The article about Prejean in Our Sunday Visitor was written by Robert Holton, a senior correspondent, based on an interview with her. Holton led off with Prejean’s views on abortion.

“Sister Prejean indicated that while she is adamant about not taking human life when it comes to executing prisoners, she has an at best strained appreciation for the church’s teachings on the sanctity of unborn life, on birth control, and thinks the church is `appallingly’ unfair to women,” Holton wrote. The subhead on the article read, “Why the nun behind Dead Man Walking has a hard time seeing abortion clinics as another kind of death row.”

Prejean told Holton that she regards abortion as “much more complex than a mere choice.”


 “Sr. Prejean’s Spin Insults the Preborn”  by Judie Brown


As a Catholic, Prejean should understand the fundamental teaching of the Church on abortion and capital punishment because there is a nuanced difference.

On abortion, the Catechism of the Catholic Churchstates,”Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law”

On the death penalty, the Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “Today, in fact, as a consequence of the possibilities which the state has for effectively preventing crime, by rendering one who has committed an offense incapable of doing harmwithout definitely taking away from him the possibility of redeeming himselfthe cases in which the execution of the offender is an absolute necessity are very rare, if not practically non-existent.”

In other words, abortion is a crime against God while the death penalty is the exercise of a type of civil punishment in response to a heinous crime that is to be used rarely, if at all.

Combox:  “I concluded that she would never touch abortion because she would loose support for her cause from those who support abortion, but oppose the death penalty, and she was not willing to take that risk. Can you imagine how differently she would be treated by the lamestream media if she publicly opposed abortion as well as the death penalty?”


Sr. Prejean was labeled pro-abortion by the Cardinal Newman Society — she gave the  commencement address at a Catholic U.



The ACLU and Sr. Prejean – she was given an ACLU award in 2005.  She spoke at an ACLU fundraising event.  A pro-life group wrote their bishop to stop her.  The Oregon ACLU announced Prejean’s October 2011 visit to Oregon.  One month later, the ACLU claimed a victory over Oregon voters when Oregon’s governor placed a moratorium on the death penalty.

‘CALL TO ACTION’ organization and Sr. Prejean – Prejean is a frequent speaker at this apostate organization.  Her 2000 speech at CTA’s national conference is available on CTA’s site.

Call To Action is a well-known dissenting group of “Catholics” who actively undermine the faith.  I have a copy of “Call To Action or Call To Apostasy? How dissenters plan to remake the Catholic Church in their own image” by Dr. Brian Clowes.  The book is available at Human Life Intl.  It is well researched with citations.

The Vatican excommunicated Call To Action – CNS NEWS

Sr. Prejean doubts the crucifixion of Christ:  her appearance at an interfaith gathering for the Democratic National Committee

  • COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER — Following the hot topic of abortion, Sister Helen Prejean tackled another: calling for abolition of the death penalty to raucous applause at the DNC’s interfaith gathering.
  • She received nothing but a stony silence, however, when she questioned the basis of the biblical crucifixion story as a “projection of our violent society.”
  • “Is this a God?” Prejean asked about the belief that God allowed his son, Jesus, to be sacrificed for the sins of humanity. “Or is this an ogre?”
  • The audience — to that point in strong agreement with the author of “Dead Man Walking” — said and did nothing.

FULL STORY:  ‘God, ogre comparison doesn’t fly with interfaith crowd.’

Mark Shea responds (scroll down that page):

  • “Sr. Helen is delusional if she thinks her New Age gospel starring a God without wrath who brings men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross is going to persuade serious Christians to trust her when she talks about the death penalty.”



Vatican II’s Dignity of Human Person, Death Penalty, and Sister Helen Prejean

“Heinous Crimes Deserve Death Penalty” – Sister Helen Prejean

  • We’re not taking her words and twisting them.  She really did say this . . .

We found a VIDEO of a 2011 interview of death penalty abolitionist and activist Sister Helen Prejean.

HOST:  “In your view could there ever be any crimes that are so heinous enough to deserve death?”

PREJEAN:  “Maybe there are crimes that are deserving of deathBut the big moral question we have is who deserves to kill the person who did the crime?”

SAY WHAT?  Read our partial transcript below the video . . .which we watched only the first seven minutes of.

SISTER HELEN on the Dignity of the Human Person. 

(Editor’s note:  this Catholic teaching did not exist before Vatican II.*)

SUMMARY:  During the interview, she name-drops Pope JPII – her dialogue with him about the dignity of the human person.  She says a death row inmate in chains is not dignity.  And neither is the death penalty.

PREJEAN:   “The heart of the moral question, and this is in the dialogue I had with Pope John Paul about my Catholic faith and its stance on the death penalty – is that when I’m walking with an individual – granted who’s guilty of a horrible crime that I am abhorred by and he’s chained hand and foot — and he says to me, “Sister pray that I hold up my legs as I make the walk.”  I said to the Holy Father, does the Church only uphold the dignity of innocent life?  He’s not innocent!  But then he’s rendered defenseless, and he’s strapped down, and he’s killed after he’s waited 30 days, counting off the days, or maybe a last minute stay.

“This is not dignity of human life.  That’s why essentially the Death Penalty is wrong.  It’s against human rights and it’s against the dignity of the person.”

end transcript provided by FIDELITY and ACTION



Vatican II’s doctrine on the dignity of the human person has been deemed problematic by many traditional Catholics.  Among those who have written about those problems are Archbishop Lefebvre and Michael Davies.


What is dignity? According to Catholic tradition, man derives dignity from his perfection, i.e, from his knowledge of the truth and his acquisition of the good.  Man is worthy of respect in accordance with his intention to obey God, not in accordance with his errors, which will inevitably lead to sin. When Eve the first sinner succumbed, she said, “The serpent deceived me.” Her sin and that of Adam led to the downfall of human dignity, from which we have suffered ever since.  Source:  ‘Open Letter To Confused Catholics.’


The title of the Declaration itself, “The Dignity of the Human Person,” epitomizes the man-centered ethos of the Declaration. It is no longer the rights of Christ the King which must take priority but the so called rights of contemporary man, rights which he ascribes to himself in virtue of what is said to be his developing consciousness of his own dignity. In an address to the last Council meeting, on the very day of the promulgation of the Declaration, Pope Paul VI remarked:

  • One must realize that this Council, which exposed itself to human judgement, insisted very much more upon this pleasant side of man, rather than his unpleasant one.  Its attitude was very much and deliberately optimistic.  A wave of affection and admiration flowed from the Council over the modern world of humanity.  Errors were condemned, indeed, because charity demanded this no less than did truth, but for the persons themselves there was only warning, respect, and love.  Instead of depressing diagnoses, encouraging remedies; instead of direful prognostics, messages of trust issued from the Council to the present-day world.  The modern world’s values were not only respected but honoured, its efforts approved, its aspirations purified and blessed.

Source:  ‘Reign of Christ The King

Just In Time For Halloween: Helen Prejean in Oregon

Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHERE’S HELEN PREJEAN? She’s back in Oregon.

The Democrat Catholic activist — dba a nun — has returned to tear down male-created laws.  It’s her way to be superior to males.  That’s our theory.

Today she speaks at a Catholic university, University of Portland; followed by a Red Mass, Archbishop John Vlazny celebrant.

She’ll be wearing a spooky “modern nun” costume:  a PANT SUIT.

Sister Helen Prejean

Oregonian article preview.


New Annual Tradition at Fidelity and Action: to provide readers with a counter balance to Sister Helen Prejean.  Every time she comes to Oregon.

Dead Family Walking
Dead Family Walking: true story about Sister Helen and The Bourque Family’s Tragedies

Book DEAD FAMILY WALKING tells the T R U T H !  Buy it and see.


Crisis Magazine article “Concentrating The Mind” by McInerny

Catholic opponents of the death penalty sometimes seem to lose sight of the primary purpose of punishment. The Ca­techism of the Catholic Church (final text) says, “Punishment has the primary aim of redressing the disorder introduced by the offense.”

English: Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of ...
Antonin Scalia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, God’s Justice and Ours.

Christopher Ferrara, Can The Church Ban Capital Punishment?

Avery Dulles
Avery Cardinal Dulles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Avery Cardinal Dulles, Catholicism and Capital Punishment.


Red Nun Stalking Hollywood Scandalizes Catholics

Pro-Life Action of Oregon News – 11/16/11

Red nun stalking Hollywood scandalizes Catholics . . .

The celebrity “nun” Helen Prejean just can’t say ‘no’ to her Hollywood “family.”

  Susan Sarandon as a witch.





Actress Susan Sarandon, raised a Catholic and who shacked up with actor Tim Robbins for 21 years, invited Helen Prejean to “officiate” at Sarandon’s daughter’s wedding.

Will Hollywood ever get over ‘Dead Man Walking’?  Will the idolization of a Catholic nun ever end?

  • ‘The ceremony included a twist on classic vows – “We re-worked them to create something more personal,” says [bride] Amurri – and was officiated by Sister Helen Prejean, about whom the movie Dead Man Walking was made, starring Sarandon.’  
  • “She’s an old family friend,” says a guest. “It just made sense for them to have her do it.”

See what I mean?

Sarandon’s daughter, Eva Amurri has posed in Playboy and Maxim.  She stars as a stripper in Californication.

Story in ‘People’ and Here.  Los Angeles Times blog. 

Sarandon is a well-known supporter of Planned Parenthood, sworn enemy of the Catholic Church and the Body of Christ.  In 2008, Sarandon was an honorary chair at Planned Parenthood affiliates (p. 15).

Robbins directed Sarandon in ‘Dead Man Walking,‘ a controversial account of two death row inmates befriended by Prejean, both guilty of heinous crimes and sentenced to death.  Prejean was the first female spiritual adviser of male death row inmates.  Critics like myself who have done the research, conclude the book on which the film is based is a work of fiction.

The true account can be found in these books:

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Our Recap:  Catholic nun is a “family friend” with
a Playboy model

whose famous mother is
radically pro-abortion.

We look forward to the day when her bishop reins her in for her fame and finances.  Did you know she receives royalties from her book and the film and the opera?  Did you know she doesn’t have a Mother Superior?  Catholics must be wondering why she is allowed so much freedom!

Fr. Frank Pavone is still in isolation for his fame and finances.  At the Bishop’s conference, Rachel’s Vineyard packets were distributed to all the bishops.  No mention of Fr. Frank’s great work.

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Sr. Helen Prejean Dossier Page

Today we announce a new page, the Sr. Helen Prejean Dossier.

This Dossier Exposes her OBSESSION with GUILTY MURDERERS; DEFIANCE against traditional Catholic teaching;  BLINDNESS to the ABORTION holocaust; her connections with the NEW AGE FEMINISTS NUN MOVEMENTS and DISSENTING ORGANIZATIONS; and the ACLU.

“Sister Prejean is a Community Organizer” — profile from her book “Dead Man Walking.”


October 2011

Sister Prejean is coming to spend a week in Oregon, speaking and selling her books.

Her visit is being promoted by the Archdiocese of Portland.  The archbishop writes, “Elimination of the death penalty is a goal of our Respect Life Program.”

We look forward to the day when her bishop reins her in and scrutinizes her fame and finances.

Your editor.


A Google search resulted in 29,700 images of Sr. Prejean.

FEBRUARY 2011 photo:

Sr. Prejean in Denver










MARCH 2011 photo:

Sr. Prejean in Kansas