What a joy today to welcome back to D.C. – and back to our studio – Sister Simone Campbell, head of the now-famous “Nuns on the Bus.”
Sister Campbell is one of the leaders of American nuns, who were recently chastised by the Vatican for spending too much time talking about poverty and social justice – and too little time talking about what the Vatican wants them to talk about, and what American bishops only talk about: abortion and same-sex marriage.
The Vatican has launched a full-scale investigation, or inquisition.
But, rather than fold their tents, American nuns are fighting back.
They’ve reminded the Vatican that helping the poor and dispossessed is not some socialist scheme. As we read in the Gospels, it’s what Jesus spent his time doing – and what he wants Christians to do in his name.
The nuns also went on the road across nine states, pointing out that the House Republican budget – embraced by Mitt Romney – would decimate every single government program that helps the poor – and result in even more poverty in America.
No doubt about. When it comes to the essence of Christianity, and Catholicism, the bishops are wrong – and the nuns are right! God bless ‘em!
That’s my parting shot for today.