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Nuns Are Part of A Valuable Religious Debate

Greg22 Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 11:40 AM
The Gospel is clear about helping the poor. The debate is about how best to do that. Is it best to have a godless, souless government collect taxes and then dissembinate various forms of aid, after taking a bureaucratic cut of the action? If so lets eliminate the charitable deduction so that government can raise even more money for the great charitable work they do. However, I'm of the opinion that faith based charity, especially person to person is the best form of charity.

The warmth with which elderly Catholic nuns have been greeted on their cross-country bus tour to protest Republican cuts to the federal budget is hugely encouraging. The sisters and I may disagree about certain things, particularly the budget plan of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan -- who is Catholic -- but what a blessed country we live in, where a major public argument centers on how to best care for the poor and unfortunate.

One reporter said the nuns were "greeted like heroes" outside Ryan's office. "For the sisters, the tour is about more than debating points," a Huffington Post dispatch said,...