Tuesday, July 10, 2012

NETWORK concludes bus tour: "Nuns on the Bus"

The following article by Chris Lisee was posted on www.huffingtonpost.com on July 3, 2012.

WASHINGTON (RNS) A group of Catholic nuns ended its nine-state bus tour here Monday (July 2), speaking out against a Republican federal budget proposal they say favors wealthy Americans at the expense of poor families.

Led by Sister Simone Campbell, the "Nuns on the Bus" rejected the budget proposal of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., which it called "immoral" and "unpatriotic."

Ryan's budget "rejects church teaching about solidarity, inequality, the choice for the poor, and the common good. That's wrong," said Campbell, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby.  READ MORE
A related article by Phil Haslanger appeared in Sojourners online edition:  "Nuns on the Bus Hits Rep. Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Office."

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good posted on their website an interview with Sister Simone Campbell, director of NETWORK.

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