A handful of gutsy nuns have taken to the road to spread general good going against their own community. They must be acknowledged for their work as it is a brave thing to support people going against the Vatican, who has branded them as radical.
SOME PROGRESSIVE catholic sisters have taken to the road to see to it that justice is dealt to people in America. The supporters are carrying not only placards but also small prototypes of nuns with boxing gloves in their hands. They kick started their journey on a bus that has a huge sign 'Nun on the Bus' from the Midwestern state of Iowa on June 17. They are making a number of stops in order to convey the message of social justice and equality.
The 'Nuns on the Bus' have been criticized by the Vatican to be progressive but this has not deterred them form their path. For them the bus signifies a policy conversation, a way of saying that they as citizens of America can be a better Union. Talking to the AFP, Sister Simone Campbell, the executive Director of Network said, “There are a number of people who are behind, who have lost jobs and are suffering. They either do not have jobs or are doing part time work. We feel that the social justice and their decision should favor these people more. We have met people who struggle to put food on their table. Woman who die because they lack heath care and by the time they see a doctor, they are terminally ill.”
To stop all the problems of health care and other social issues, the Network, which is the Catholic lobbying group supporting the cause is sponsoring this bus tour. Vatican has reacted strongly against their conduct as this group has not supported them in their opposition to the Barak Obama's healthcare law. The retired people and other citizens are, however, loving these feisty nuns, who make speeches at various places. According to an old lady, “We are thrilled to see the sisters out there supporting people like us. They have more clarity in their words than most average people. They are just wonderful.”