Apparently the Nuns On The Bus are still going ’round and ’round with their blatantly partisan political agenda.
From a reader:
The “Nuns on the Bus” tour has C-Bus for its next stop. This is the group that has been touring the country promoting the Democratic agenda. Spokesperson and media darling Sister Simone Campbell, you will recall, gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention. Sister Campbell has been an outspoken supporter of the new health care law, [think "tax-payer funding of abortion", "HHS mandate"....] failing to get behind the bishop’s clear opposition and repeatedly calling the law “pro-life.” She has refused to speak out against the HHS mandate and, when confronted with her views on abortion, responded, “It is above my pay grade.” Really? I thought one of the primary missions in religious life is the evangelization of culture and the promotion of Catholic truth. It seems that abortion is well-within the pay grade of consecrated religious. And we wonder why the Vatican sees fit to reform the LCWR. [I don't.]
Well, the plot thickens for the Nuns on the C-Bus. It seems that their main media stop is at none other than Ohio Dominican University: a Catholic college. [In the Diocese of Columbus.] This is not the first time that ODU has invited questionable speakers. In 2007 they invited dissident Sister Joan Chittister to give the commencement address.
In this political environment, and given the current investigation of the LCWR, it seems at the very least an act of grave imprudence to permit this event. It will cause inestimable confusion among the Catholic students of ODU, which I believe is the definition of scandal. This is reason #43264 for Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
P.S. I love the irony that the liberal wing of the Church so desperate want to minimize her “intrusion” into politics when it comes to issues of life and religious freedom, but they see absolutely nothing wrong with a representative of the Catholic Church coming to a Catholic university for the sole purpose of advocating a political position just weeks from a major national election, still less with the same representative giving a ringing endorsement of the Democratic platform by speaking at their national convention.