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Network begins ‘nuns on the bus’ tour to protest Ryan budget plan

Catholic World News - June 19, 2012

A week after its executive director disparaged the nation’s bishops and stated she was hesitant to call herself pro-life, the social justice lobby Network has begun a “nuns on the bus” tour to protest the House budget plan.

Fourteen nuns are taking part in the nine-state bus tour. An estimated 300 people attended a prayer service at a Des Moines parish as the bus tour began.

“Hopefully this will be a groundswell as it heads across the nation,” said Father Michael Amadeo, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish.

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  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Jun. 20, 2012 9:19 AM ET USA

    They fooled one priest and trying to fool the others ...

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jun. 20, 2012 7:51 AM ET USA

    I was thinking how beautiful it would be to have sisters coming to our churches instructing us on the corporal works of mercy and entreating us to follow what Jesus has asked of us in regard to the poor. I suspect they could move many hearts to donate both locally and to larger faithful Catholic organizations who will bring material help and spiritual comfort to the poor. Somehow a 'bus tour' for secular political purposes desn't seem like it's going to do much in the end for the poor.

  • Posted by: normnuke - Jun. 19, 2012 9:17 PM ET USA

    “Hopefully this will be a groundswell as it heads across the nation,” Maybe it will only be a dust-devil.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jun. 19, 2012 8:06 PM ET USA

    One can't be 'hesitant' to call onesself prolife and still be 'Catholic'. Isn't it about time someone just said that out loud. There are some things so basic that every ordinary Catholic just understands them.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jun. 19, 2012 5:56 PM ET USA

    Of course the only ones who will pay any attention are the New York Times and CNN. . .(Oh, and NCR).

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