Some Catholic sisters are taking their work on the road. Well, they are planning a bus trip across nine states stopping at homeless shelters, healthcare facilities, schools and food pantries to highlight their work with the poor and vulnerable in our communities.
The tour, “Nuns on the Bus: Nuns Drive for Faith, Family and Fairness,” will start in Iowa and make stops in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, concluding in Virginia.
The bus trip is a response to the ridiculous accusations that women religious are too outspoken on issues like poverty and too quiet on Vatican-preferred topics like abortion and gay marriage.
The trip will also serve to protest program cuts to poor and working families in the federal budget passed by the House of Representatives – proposed by (Catholic) Wisconsin Representative Paul D. Ryan.
Sister Simone Campbell, a member of Sisters of Social Service, organized the trip. She is an attorney who ran a legal clinic for the poor in Oakland for 18 years.
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