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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:26 PM

Nuns On the Bus - "Investigated But Irrepressible"

"‘Nuns on the Bus’: Investigated but irrepressible"
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65 .U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a much-ballyhooed “Fortnight for Freedom” in protest against HHS’ birth control mandate and gay marriage, with masses at basilicas and sermons by such right-thinking prelates as Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.

The national event is being upstaged, however, by “Nuns on the Bus,” a 14-day, nine-city bus tour by four Catholic nuns that is designed to protest steep reductions in federal food stamps, Medicaid and other programs that assist the poor.

When the bus pulled into South Bend, Indiana, it was greeted by “the same sort of enthusiastic crowds that often greet Notre Dame teams coming home after big wins on the road,” according to the National Catholic Reporter.


Archbishop Peter Sartain
The nation’s social activist sisters have lately been investigated by the Vatican, upbraided for embracing ‘radical feminist” themes, and assigned Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and two other prelates as overseers to make them toe the line.

The Vatican crackdown may prove a classic case of clerical error.

Seattle and more than 50 other cities saw demonstrations through May in support of the Leadership Council of Women Religious (LCWR), the nuns assigned supervision. The LCWR isn’t backing down, saying the Vatican’s investigation has caused “scandal and pain throughout the church community and created greater polarization.”"

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2012/06/25/nuns-on-the-bus-investigated-but-irrepressible/

I just attended a rally in my town in support of the "Nuns on a Bus" appearance in Pittsburgh Pa. Great people, and a few of the local Occupy friends were there. The rally was held in front of Rep. Mike kelly's (R-Pa) office. Also present was Missa Eaton, who is running against Kelly this year. She is up against millionare Mikes money, and can use all the help she can get -

http://www.missaeatonforcongress.com/

Great people, high spirits, solidarity and a beautiful day. It doesn't get any better!



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woodsprite Jun 2012 #2
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AngryOldDem Jun 2012 #3
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McCamy Taylor Jun 2012 #8
warrprayer Jun 2012 #9

Response to warrprayer (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:33 PM

1. P.S. There was SINGING TOO!!!

We sang this song together... can it be that the world is about to turn?




"From the halls of power to the fortress tower, not a stone will be left on stone.
Let the king beware for your justice tears ev'ry tyrant from his throne.
The hungry poor shall weep no more, for the food they can never earn;
There are tables spread, ev'ry mouth be fed, for the world is about to turn."

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Response to warrprayer (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:42 PM

2. I love that song! The first time I ever heard it was this past Sunday.

It was the last hymn during our service (Presbyterian).

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:46 PM

4. It brought tears

to my eyes to be in the midst of such wonderful people singing that song! Good for your church!

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Response to warrprayer (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:45 PM

3. "Classic case of clerical error"

That could describe the entire Roman Catholic Church.

GO SISTERS!!!

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:47 PM

5. Those sisters ARE the Church!

The Bishops have lost their way.

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Response to warrprayer (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:56 PM

6. Stephen Colbert

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Response to warrprayer (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:56 PM

7. Very true.

But the sisters are beyond marginalization in this sorry institution, never mind the fact that they personify what the Gospels are teaching.

As I've said before, I've known a lot of nuns and priests, and I will take the former over the latter any day. Maybe the reason why the hierarchy is so pissed is because the nuns actually know what it's like to live in the real world.

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Response to warrprayer (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:58 PM

8. God loves the poor. Makes the nuns godlier than the Pope (in his Prada shoes)

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:31 AM

9. LOL

his butler probably agrees

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