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Nuns, Rebuked by Rome, Plan Road Trip to Spotlight Social Issues

posted on June 7, 2012

A group of Catholic nuns is planning a two-week long bus trip that will take them from Iowa to Virginia. The New York Times’ Laurie Goodstein reports that, along the way, the group plans to stop at “homeless shelters, food pantries, schools and health care facilities run by nuns to highlight their work with the nation’s poor and disenfranchised.” According to Goodstein, the impetus for the “Nuns on a Bus Tour” was the “blistering critique of American nuns released in April by the Vatican’s doctrinal office, which included the accusation that the nuns are outspoken on issues of social justice, but silent on other issues the church considers crucial: abortion and gay marriage.”

Read at The New York Times