Pope Benedict, the Proclamation…and the Nuns

A Roman Catholic church official was recently convicted of child endangerment – a groundbreaking case because it’s the first time a conviction of a church official has resulted from the crime of mishandling abuse cases. Do you remember back two years ago when the Vatican proclaimed that ordination of female priests is as high a “crime” as pedophilia – as though ordaining a woman is on the same level as sending pedophiles to unsuspecting churches. And through it all, just as children have been told to keep quiet in the face of abuse, women were told to stay in their place.

It’s rather fitting that now a spirited group of Nuns on the Bus, traveling around the country spreading a message of equality through faith and fairness are telling the world what ‘their place‘ should be.

Follow the Nuns on the Bus as they preach about unfairness, inequality and caring for those who are unable to care for themselves.

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Art-itorial by Barbara Broido. Visit Barbara’s Doodle Blog for more of her art, design work and socio-political commentary.