I was invited by the Franciscan Action Network to come and welcome the Nuns on the Bus at the end of their journey in Washington, D.C. I was pleased to join many people of many faiths and walks of life to greet these nuns who are helping to bring to light, the plight of many poor, disabled, and needy Americans across many parts of this great country. The nuns were given a very warm welcome as they drove up Capitol Hill to offer speeches next to the US Supreme Court and across the street from the US Capitol.
The Nuns on a Bus traveled 2,700 miles to 31 cities in 9 states to highlight the work of the nuns across America, who work in programs that serve the poor and needy in social services, healthcare, and education. The nuns were motivated to show the good work they do and to also show the threats to funding from the proposed Ryan Budget.
There is a new budget proposed by the DC Interfaith Council and the Nuns on the Bus is called The Faithful Budget. It puts a priority on funding the poor, disabled, and elderly in the national budget debate. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have called the Ryan Budget immoral and the nuns are also condemning the budget proposals and asking you to sign the petition for The Faithful Budget (links below).
Following is an interview with Sister Simone Campbell on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report:
Following is a Bill Moyer’s video about a Cleveland Soup Kitchen:
Nuns on the Bus (official website)
How the Ryan Budget hurts Virginia
Bill Moyers & Co. (blog & video of Nuns on the Bus tour)