The Common Good

Nuns On the Bus Takes the Sisters' Message Through U.S.

Nuns on the Bus logo, courtesy NETWORK
Nuns on the Bus logo, courtesy NETWORK

A group of Catholic Sisters set off for the Nuns on the Bus tour, speaking out against the House Republican budget that cuts funding for safety net programs and hurts those already in poverty. 

NETWORK, a Catholic social justice group, is sponsoring the road trip, which departed from Ames, Iowa today. 

From the New York Times:

"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.

'We’re doing this because these are life issues,' said Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, a liberal social justice lobby in Washington. 'And by lifting up the work of Catholic sisters, we will demonstrate the very programs and services that will be decimated by the House budget.'"

The tour will take the sisters through Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, ending in Washington, D.C. 

Stay tuned to God's Politics for updates on the tour. 

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