In Which I Say Sisterly Things about the Nuns on the Bus

Here. Please let me know what you think.

And here is a quote from Cardinal Wuerl, from his book, Seek First the Kingdom, that in part speaks to the spirit in which that column was written:

we need to examine how we talk, because we ourselves are media. As ambassadors of God’s kingdom, we need — with every word and gesture — to live out our commitment. We need to be a people of profound respect for the truth. Yes, we have a right to express our thoughts, opinions, and positions. Indeed, we who follow Christ are duty-bound to speak the truth, but always with charity, always in “love” (Eph 4:15). It is not enough that we know or believe something to be true. We must express that truth with kindness and with true concern for others, so that the bonds between us can be strengthened in buildng up the body of Christ.
This is especially true when we find ourselves in disagreement with our fellow Catholics. We should always remember that each of us is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Our baptism into Christ creates among us the bonds of a new spiritual family. Each and every member of the family must ensure that our conversation “at home” proceeds in a manner that not only achieves the ends desired, but also recognizes everybody’s rights and dignity… At the same time, the claims of truth must never be forgotten. Falsehood, too, is a sort of spiritual violence, and it is always unacceptable.



  • John

    Matthew 18:6. 6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,[a] it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

    It is obvious that the nuns on the bus are leading the children of GOD astray, and in themselves have become anti-Christs. I pray that they return to the fold.

  • Randall

    You are far too forgiving to these radical apostates. I agree with conservative radio host Jan Mickelson: “pull the nuns on the bus over and pistol whip them.”

    • tammie

      Sounds just like something Jesus would say, you must be a devout follower of Christ’s teachings to understand him so well

  • Patty

    During the current NETWORK nun’ s bus tour Sr. Simone publicly and quite harshly judged Rep. Ryan’s Catholic faith as flawed. I’ m not sure she has the authority to do that and it was most certainly not done with love or respect for him as a fellow Catholic. She even referred to the Catholic hierarchy in this country as Republican! I couldn’t help but wonder how different our Catholic Church situation in the United States might be if the hierarchy had publicly chastised errant politicians and clergy and nuns through all these years. We understood that they were speaking privately to the many dissenters. Look where it has gotten us. And look at how many have been and continue to be led astray by them who still call themselves Catholic and have a platform to shout from.

    The lay faithful deserve to hear the Truth somehow after these public figures (whether they are politicians or dissenting nuns ) use their platforms to mislead us. The secular press are giddy to assist them in diminishing Catholic belief too !

    I will continue to pray. Only God can fix this woman & man made mess. Lord have mercy on us.

    • tammie

      Isn’t this America? I think that nun as with the rest of us Americans, have the authority called free speech, the goal of the catholic church is not to deny free speech, how ludicrous.

  • Mara

    Kathryn, a very timely reminder indeed. Thank-you.



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