Carol Hoverman, OSF, is a member of the Dubuque Franciscan Sisters. In 2015 she retired as director of communications and editor of The Witness, the archdiocesan newspaper for the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa. She is a member of the Sisters United News (SUN) and parish musician at St. Patrick parish, Dubuque.

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Sisters band together on billboard campaign to bring pope's environmental message to Iowa caucus

As the eyes of the nation focus on the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1, the 13 congregations of Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley want to capture the attention of participants to call for an end to environmentally destructive policies and practices, placing more than 20 billboards in strategic locations throughout state, southwest Wisconsin and western Illinois.