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Remembering Eileen Egan

Eileen Egan, the irenic, indomitable Catholic pacifist who first coined the term "seamless garment" to describe the unity of Catholic teaching on "life" issues, died in New York on October 7. She was eighty-eight.

A modest, unassuming woman, often photographed wearing a scarf and glasses at the side of Mother Teresa or Dorothy Day, she was small of body but brilliant of mind. Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote, "the just man justices."...

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Patrick Jordan is a former managing editor of Commonweal.