Uppity Nuns Coming to Ohio!
As a group of Catholic bishops prepares to tour the country, beating the drum for what they inaccurately term "religious freedom" (more accurately, their freedom to impose their beliefs on others), a group of nuns is getting ready to board a bus and tour the rust-belt states with a different message:
They don't have a schedule of dates yet, but bookmark the link above and they will be adding them. According to the sketchy information already up, they will be coming to Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, West Chester, and Youngstown.
While the bishops whine that they're being preventing from denying contraception to as many women as possible, whether they are Catholic or not, the nuns will be speaking out against to Ryan budget "because it harms people who are already suffering."
"Every hour of each day, Catholic Sisters stand in solidarity with all who live in poverty, and we confront injustice and systems that cause suffering. We cannot stand by silently when the U.S. Congress considers further enriching the wealthiest Americans at the expense of struggling, impoverished families.
If you want to find out how the Ryan budget would hurt Ohio, they have that on their website:
They even remind the bishops that there is more to their faith than enslaving women when they point out that they themselves opposed the budget that falls heaviest on the poor — back before they decided that repressing women was the number one item on their agenda.
The upcoming tour got some serious attention in the New York Times:
The New York Times article is headlined "Nuns, Rebuked by Rome, Plan Road Trip to Spotlight Social Issues."
Being "rebuked by Rome" seems to elicit a response of "WHATever" from these nuns who believe that caring for the sick and poor and hungry should be in the spotlight — not endless admonishments about sex.