Al Sharpton from Politics Nation interviewed Sister Simone Campbell who is organizing a bus tour to draw attention to nuns’ work with the poor and to protest planned aid cuts.http://nunsonthebus.com
In a spirited retort to the Vatican, a group of Roman Catholic nuns is planning a bus trip across nine states this month, stopping at homeless shelters, food pantries, schools and health care facilities run by nuns to highlight their work with the nation’s poor and disenfranchised.
The bus tour is a response to a blistering critique of American nuns released in April by the Vatican’s doctrinal office, which included the accusation that the nuns are outspoken on issues of social justice, but silent on other issues the church considers crucial: abortion and gay marriage
The sisters plan to use the tour also to protest cuts in programs for the poor and working families in the federal budget that was passed by the House of Representatives and proposed by Representative Paul D. Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican who cited his Catholic faith to justify the cuts.
I believe Paul Ryan is one of the biggest threats to this country. As everyone knows, Mitt Romney has said he'll sign the Ryan budget into law if he's elected president. Nuns on a Bus is a great idea cooked up by some good hearted Sisters who know first hand of the poverty and suffering that goes on in this rich, mighty nation.
In New York's 26th congressional district special election, 2011, Kathy Hotchul proved that once people are informed of Ryan's cruel, heartless, sadistic plan they become scared. And rightly so! Not only is Ryan a threat to the very neediest among us, he's a threat to the middle class.
If every one can spread the word about Nuns on the Bus and/or contribute by visiting their website, it can only help to stop Paul Ryan.
I apologize if the subject has already been covered; I've been out of town for a few days. I checked Daily Kos and didn't see any recent diaries.