In 2012, The Vatican censured American nuns, putting them under the supervision of conservative bishops. Radical Grace follows three US nuns, sisters Simone Campbell, Chris Schenk, and Jean Hughes, who refused to back down and continued to challenge the patriarchal system.

Sister Jean, a longstanding presence on Chicago’s West Side, counsels former prisoners who are trying to reenter the community. As the director of the progressive lobby NETWORK, Sister Simone, an attorney, devises a “Nuns on the Bus Tour” to highlight economic inequality and defend the Affordable Care Act. Sister Chris focuses on in-house reform, advocating for gender equality within the Catholic Church.

Watch it on America ReFramed, tonight at 8pm on WGBH WORLD.