New ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour to highlight Pope Francis’ US visit and agenda

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Sister Simone Campbell speaks during 2012 "Nuns on the Bus" tour. Photo courtesy of Network

Sister Simone Campbell speaks during 2012 "Nuns on the Bus" tour. Photo courtesy of Network

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(RNS) In a turnabout from recent years of tension with Rome, the Catholic sisters -- led by Sister Simone Campbell -- will go on the road to promote social justice themes that are also dear to the pontiff.

  • Michelle Semak-Bunge

    What an awesome story!! If my ancestors whom were Nuns of the Holy Cross of Notre Dame Were Still Living, I Know They Would Be On That Bus fighting as well!!!!
    Keep it up and May the Good Lord Be With All of You!

  • regina mcilvain

    You go girls!

  • Josh DeCuir

    If Sr. Simone wanted the politics of inclusion she says she does, she could speak out on Senator Boxer’s absolutist abortion position instead of remaining silent in the face of the ongoing Planned Parenthood controversy. Of course, that would probably mean Sen. Boxer would disinvite her from the speech. I find Sr. Simone as inconsistent on this issue as the libertarians she criticizes are on the economy.

  • Marken

    “Nuns on the bus” sounds like the Pope’s groupies on his tour, which is pretty appropriate given priest behavior that his group has been hiding.

  • Fran

    Jesus and his disciples and apostles never got involved in worldly politics and/or wars. Instead, their major focus was preaching the good news of God’s kingdom or heavenly government as the only hope for mankind (Matthew 4:17; 24:14; Revelation 21:3,4).

    The preaching of that government, instead of man’s, is evidently not on their agenda nor their top priority; but the Pope meeting Congress and the entire organization trying to change man’s politics are.

  • Ed

    Your god musta been stoned to write Revelation. Seriously. Have a few less tokes before you read it next time.

  • Ed

    Ouch. But probably close to the truth for some of them.

  • And we pray daily “thy kingdom come and thy will be done ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN” We can never entirely transform this broken world into Christ’s perfect heavenly kingdom, and we know this. But it is nevertheless a crucial part of the Church’s mission to speak prophetic truth to power wherever we are, and to prod the flawed societies where we live consistently in the direction of justice.

  • Bernardo

    Some other thoughts about the Book of Revelation:

    “Nineteenth-century agnostic Robert G. Ingersoll branded Revelation “the insanest of all books”.[30] Thomas Jefferson omitted it along with most of the Biblical canon, from the Jefferson Bible, and wrote that at one time, he “considered it as merely the ravings of a maniac, no more worthy nor capable of explanation than the incoherences of our own nightly dreams.” [31]

    Martin Luther once “found it an offensive piece of work” and John Calvin “had grave doubts about its value.”[32]

  • Bernardo

    Not so fast!!!

    Another take:

    The Apostles’ Creed 2014: (updated by yours truly and based on the studies of historians and theologians of the past 200 years)

    Should I believe in a god whose existence cannot be proven
    and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
    human-created, spirit state of bliss called heaven??

    I believe there was a 1st century CE, Jewish, simple,
    preacher-man who was conceived by a Jewish carpenter
    named Joseph living in Nazareth and born of a young Jewish
    girl named Mary. (Some say he was a mamzer.)

    Jesus was summarily crucified for being a temple rabble-rouser by
    the Roman troops in Jerusalem serving under Pontius Pilate,

    He was buried in an unmarked grave and still lies
    a-mouldering in the ground somewhere outside of

    continued below:

  • Bernardo

    Said Jesus’ story was embellished and “mythicized” by
    many semi-fiction writers. A descent into Hell, a bodily resurrection
    and ascension stories were promulgated to compete with the
    Caesar myths. Said stories were so popular that they
    grew into a religion known today as Catholicism/Christianity
    and featuring dark-age, daily wine to blood and bread to body rituals
    called the eucharistic sacrifice of the non-atoning Jesus.

    (references used are available upon request)

  • nopcspokenhere

    “both the pope and the Catholic sisters are united in their core themes: a faith-based promotion of economic justice and political consensus for the common good.” Translate: socialist/communist ideaology.”

    Find a communist country girls and spew your stuff there, economic justice, social justice —global warming, global cooling, climate change all part of the redistribution of something,
    Some ones hard work, ideas, investment, profit, earnings, blood, sweat and tears—and yes people like me, your hands in my pockets. This is why I will only support my parish. I am supposed to donate to your retirement fund. You disgust me. Your boss coming here will fit right in with your socialist crap. Capitalism is the only form of economics that has lifted untold millions out of poverty. Don’t come to my country and bad mouth it. Instead try defending the murdered, chopped up babies at Planned Parenthood. Park your bus there. Thankfully you are not teaching anymore and filling the…