Sister Deirdre Byrne, a surgeon and retired Army colonel who spoke at the 2020 Republican National Convention, said the ongoing political and cultural conflicts in the United States are not at root "between Republicans and Democrats" but "between the Devil, who is real, and Our Lord."
"This battle we face is not a battle between Republicans and the Democrats, it’s not conservatives or liberals, or left versus right,” said Byrne on Apr. 30. “This is a battle between the Devil, who is real, and Our Lord.”
Byrne, a member of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts, is the abbess of her community and she also works at a medical clinic in Washington, D.C. She made her remarks at an international pro-life conference sponsored by Heartbeat International, reported the National Catholic Register.
One of Sister Byrne's specialties is working with pregnant women who have taken the abortion pill and then changed their mind. The process can be reversed in many cases and the child saved.
In related remarks, Sister Byrne said, “We have to pray for the president, we have to pray for the [Speaker Nancy Pelosi], we have to pray for all these people, these politicians who are wanting to make the abortion pill over the counter so people will be able to take it like bubble gum or Tylenol."
“We have to pray for these people because their soul is in a mortal state,” she added. Abortion is the "greatest" inhumanity, she said, "it's really bad because people don’t even think about it anymore, it’s become a natural thing.”
President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Dick Durbin, and many other "Catholics" in government support abortion and other practices that are contrary to church teaching.
Sister Byrne also addressed families, stating, “We have to be prepared, battle ready” as “soldiers for Christ in this dark time, where every day, things seem to be ramping up about things that are against the family and faith."
According to its website, the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts Pro Bono PT clinic "is a nonpartisan organization that serves as a beacon of hope and positive change to the poor and uninsured of Washington, DC, suffering from pain and life changing functional limitations. Inspired by Christ, we believe in the dignity and gifted practice of care for all."