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Nuns Are Part of A Valuable Religious Debate

Starley Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 11:58 PM
I am not Catholic but have worked with CC. My experience was excellent. The nun was terrific about meeting immediate needs. Issues of faith and judgemental attitudes were non-existant. I see the same thing with the Salvation Army, Goodwill. They will help you to help yourself. My feeling is these programs do more to help people get on their feet than welfare ever has.

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,...