Road Tripping Nuns Hit Middle America

After being publicly reprimanded by the Vatican for allowing “radical feminist themes” to circulate in their ranks, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious have embarked on a multi-state bus tour to highlight their social justice work, CNN’s Ted Rowlands reports. At a stop in Wisconsin, the nuns also lobbied against Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan, which would drastically reduce funding for social programs. According to Sister Simone Campbell, “Most of the programs that Congressman Ryan is proposing to cut in the House budget are the ones that are the most effective: Head Start, food stamps, all the really important budget items that work.”

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