Donna Schaper is the senior minister at Judson Memorial Church in New York City. She is the author of several books on ministry, spirituality, and social justice, writes for Religion Dispatches and the Huffington Post, and is an avid pope watcher.
Veteran minister and social justice advocate Donna Schaper has become a fan of the pope, and she has written him a series of letters—love letters, of a sort. She agrees with him on the environment, climate change, love of animals, and concern for the poor. But she has a lovers’ quarrel with him on the issues of women’s ordination and LGBT rights. Her letters are intimate and ornery, affirming and challenging. Pastor Donna loves Pope Francis, and she calls us all to join him in loving the world.