Sister Megan Rice, S.H.C.J. sentenced to three years

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Wednesday 26, February 2014 | Category:   Consecrated Life
Michael Walli, Sister Megan Rice and Greg Boertje-Obed arriving for their trial in May 2013. Photograph: Michael Patrick/AP
Michael Walli, Sister Megan Rice a,nd Greg Boertje-Obed arriving for their trial in May 2013. Photo: Michael Patrick/AP
We first introduced Holy Child of Jesus Sister Megan Rice S.H.C.J., Greg Boertje-Obed, and Michael Walli, to you in a blog post from June 2013 as charges and convictions were made.

Last week many news outlets including The Guardian reproted that: "An 84-year-old nun was handed a 35-month jail term on Tuesday for breaking into a US nuclear weapons plant and daubing it with biblical references and human blood. Sister Megan Rice was sentenced alongside two co-defendants, Greg Boertje-Obed, 58, and Michael Walli, 64, who both received 62-month terms."

"In a recent interview with the Guardian from prison, Rice said she hoped U.S. district judge Amul Thapar would seize the opportunity to "take his place in history" and sentence them in a way that would reflect their symbolic, non-violent actions–actions she said were intended to highlight the US stockpile of nuclear weapons they believe is immoral and illegal."

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Reprinted with permission from PrepareTheWord.com. ©TrueQuest Communications.

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