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Sister Simone Campbell: 'I was comfortable with God not being named' in platform
Current ^ | September 6, 2012 | Jo Piazza

Posted on 09/07/2012 1:38:11 PM PDT by NYer

Democrats broke into a battle of wills on Wednesday over the need to restore God to the party’s official platform. After much infighting, they eventually made a change that restored language that was in the 2008 platform.

It now reads: "We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential."

Republicans had a field day with the godless platform. But was the change actually necessary?

We asked Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic social justice lobbying group NETWORK and organizer of the Nuns on the Bus tour, if a Democratic platform needs to explicitly acknowledge any deity.

“I was comfortable with God not being named. If you choose God, do you use Allah, Yahweh and all the various names?” Campbell, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, asked Current. “I think that is the challenge in such a diverse society.”

Campbell added, “Some people think that is the only way you can be a faithful person. For me, it is much more about shared values. In a society where we have many names for the divine, I think it will be hard to pick one.”

Campbell and her Nuns on the Bus gathered several hundred people in the basement of St. Peter’s Church in Charlotte Thursday morning to brainstorm what the Nuns on the Bus can do next. She tells us that the movement, which began as a fight against Paul Ryan’s social services–cutting budget, has taken on a life of its own.

Later this month a group of religious women in New York City will do a Nuns on the Ferry rally.

A group in Missouri has also taken up the mantle, and the NETWORK website provides the tools for pretty much anyone to become a nun on the bus.

“This has become open source. There is a kit for what you need. You can get these magnets and get a caravan together and you can be the nuns on the bus,” Campbell said.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: asisternotanun; dnc; nun
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1 posted on 09/07/2012 1:38:15 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Does anyone know the name of he bishop? This woman has stepped way out of bounds and needs to be reigned in.


2 posted on 09/07/2012 1:39:58 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

Allah is not Yahway. Now, hold out your left hand.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 1:40:32 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NYer

Because Sister Simone is a liberal, socialist first and Christian second.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 1:40:57 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: NYer

Of course you were, Sis. Your God is government.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: All
Well ... CNN has labeled Sr. Simone ... a "star"

Catholic nun brings her star power to DNC

She's a star, alright ... a falling star. Prayers for the conversion of heart of Sister Simone and her Nuns on the Bus.

6 posted on 09/07/2012 1:42:53 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

You support evil, “Sister”.

To hell with you.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 1:43:25 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: NYer
Fighting for "social justice", that tells me all I need to know.


Nuns on the SHORT Bus, sounds more like it.

8 posted on 09/07/2012 1:44:06 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: NYer


Hold on, folks, while I cut one...

9 posted on 09/07/2012 1:44:25 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: NYer
In a society where we have many names for the divine, I think it will be hard to pick one.”

I think this woman missed a few Sunday school lessons if she thinks Allah is just another name for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

10 posted on 09/07/2012 1:46:40 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: NYer

Leave the Church, but don’t call yourself a Catholic.


11 posted on 09/07/2012 1:47:50 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: NYer

I guess your God is pro-abortion, sis.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 1:48:16 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: NYer

NINO. Nun in Name Only.


13 posted on 09/07/2012 1:48:47 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: NYer
Will you be comfortable when you are thrown into the pit of hell?

LLS

14 posted on 09/07/2012 1:49:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: NYer

just sad.


15 posted on 09/07/2012 1:51:10 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

“For me, it is much more about shared values. In a society where we have many names for the divine, I think it will be hard to pick one”

How about I AM?


16 posted on 09/07/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: NYer

God willing, I will attend the Nuns on the Ferry shindig.

Pray... and start taking up legal fees.


17 posted on 09/07/2012 1:54:35 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: DarthVader

My son went to a Lutheran elementary school. (Missouri Synod - very conservative). I was always surprised that there were several teachers (mostly the single women) who were extremely liberal and hated republicans/love demonrats.

The final straw for me with them was when one of them taught a women’s bible study and spent one whole night going over how much God loved us and knew us even before we were in our mother’s womb, then she proceeded to vote demonrat, the baby killing party.

Sadly, 1st religion is democrat, 2nd is Christian.


18 posted on 09/07/2012 1:56:34 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: NYer
"Current" was founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. Hyatt is married to Howard Metzenbaum's daughter. A real beacon of unbiased reportage.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 09/07/2012 1:57:07 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michaeal the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: NYer

She is also comfortable with NAMBLA and condoms for kids and abortion I guess


20 posted on 09/07/2012 1:57:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SandyInSeattle
again whatever happened to “discipline” in these Catholic orders? (Not Catholic so being naive here!)

It seems if there ever was someone who needs to be issues a religious “Cease & Desist” order that you are outside the Catholic lanes in the road is someone whose very life should symbolize those lanes!

I mean she is chewing up Catholic internal resources that support her and doing the opposite of what the Catholic Church teaches!

21 posted on 09/07/2012 1:58:23 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Reily

After the democrats so openly displayed what they are about in Charlotte, I can’t understand anyone who professes to be a Christian would consider voting democrat. It just doesn’t make sense.


22 posted on 09/07/2012 2:01:35 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: No Socialist

They are wolves in sheep’s clothing and false believers with a counterfeit faith. I bet most or if not all of these types are lesbians.


23 posted on 09/07/2012 2:02:00 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: NYer

I should care what this whithered old phoney “is comfortable with” why?


24 posted on 09/07/2012 2:04:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: NYer

All this nun is doing is showing she does not even know her own Catholic religion. For one thing, God and Yahweh are one and the same. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Christians and Jews.

Also, the name Yahweh was considered so sacred by the Israelites, they never pronounced it. They used other words to convey the name of God. Further, out of respect for the Jewish faith regarding use of the name Yahweh, a while back The Vatican requested that the word not be used anywhere during Catholic services.

Lastly, Allah is not the God of Christians and Jews. To claim that God and Allah essentially are one and the same is nonsense.


25 posted on 09/07/2012 2:05:34 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Reily

typo

“... issued a religious “Cease & Desist...”


26 posted on 09/07/2012 2:05:37 PM PDT by Reily
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To: NYer

“Does anyone know the name of the bishop?”

She lives in Los Angeles (Encino). Her bishop ia Archbishop Jose Gomez who suceeded Roger (Phony) Mahoney. Give him a call. If that doesn’t work write a letter to the Pope. Good luck with that.


27 posted on 09/07/2012 2:07:29 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Army Air Corps

Looks kinda like Bush the Elder with a bob.


28 posted on 09/07/2012 2:08:03 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: CdMGuy

Do you perchance know what word is used for the English ‘God’ by Christians who are native speakers of Arabic?


29 posted on 09/07/2012 2:08:42 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: NYer

The “Sister” is not a nun; she’s a none.


30 posted on 09/07/2012 2:09:06 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: DarthVader
". . . socialist first and Christian second."

I seriously doubt Christian is anywhere near that high on her list.

31 posted on 09/07/2012 2:19:08 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: NYer

In a society where we have many names for the divine, I think it will be hard to pick one.”

A NUN can’t pick a Name for her God?....

Her Splinter group name has “Justice” in it...This means She is a Marxist...and Her Roots are “Athiest” as such

She has Fallen away.....A False Christian. a “tool”.


32 posted on 09/07/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: NYer

stopped reading at the point where it said social justice and it told me al I wanted to know about her.

Another flaming liberal pretending to be Catholic.

What we need is the Pope to get over here and reign this crap in once and for all.


33 posted on 09/07/2012 2:24:09 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Impala64ssa

check my post ut just below yours

I said virtualy the same, social justice is all I needed to know


34 posted on 09/07/2012 2:26:07 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Rashputin

She is deluded to believe that she is.


35 posted on 09/07/2012 2:28:46 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: manc

Call in the flying nun... but then you’d have to choose between Debbie Reynolds, or Sally Fields. Almost as serious as choosing a name for GOD. Most everyone who counts KNOWS who GOD is. But Bill Clinton would have you to guess what the definition of IS is..... so around and around it goes.


36 posted on 09/07/2012 2:30:37 PM PDT by Invictus (Impeach Obama: One Big A** Mistake America. The Clinton Years were sad..Little did I know!)
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To: NYer

“I was comfortable with God not being named. If you choose God, do you use Allah, Yahweh and all the various names?”

.
Wow. Is she a bona fide Catholic nun or an imposter?

What order does she belong to?


37 posted on 09/07/2012 2:36:01 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: DarthVader

“I bet most or if not all of these types are lesbians”

One was definite, one was suspected, others did eventually marry, thought they weren’t very feminine.


38 posted on 09/07/2012 2:39:55 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: 353FMG

“What order does she belong to?”

The Sisters of Social Service. Thier mother house is in Los Angeles. The other sisters in the community are like her. Thier loyalty is to thier community, not to the Church. They own thier own real estate, the deeds are in thier name. The bishop cannot kick them off of their land. They are a dying organization. Simone is one of the younger members.


39 posted on 09/07/2012 2:43:13 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: forgotten man
The Sisters of Social Service.

I thought you were joking, but that is actually true.

Simone Campbell, an attorney and Sister of Social Service, is the Executive Director of NETWORK, a Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace that educates, organizes and lobbies for economic and social transformation. She formerly served as Executive Director of JERICHO, an interfaith public policy and advocacy organization in California. As an attorney, she represented low-income people for 18 years in California, where she founded a community-based law center. She also led her international community of women religious for five years, is fluent in Spanish, and is an accomplished poet. Source

"An accomplished poet," no less? If you were that, would you put it in your resume and say it like that?

40 posted on 09/07/2012 2:51:27 PM PDT by x
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To: AliVeritas
God willing, I will attend the Nuns on the Ferry shindig.

Go for it! And .. please share your experience with us here. In the meantime, you and the nuns are all in my prayers.

41 posted on 09/07/2012 2:51:33 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: forgotten man

Thanks for the info.


42 posted on 09/07/2012 2:52:25 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: NYer

Her order doesn’t mention her on their website.


43 posted on 09/07/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT by steve8714 (Code pink vaginas shown actual size)
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To: NYer
If we don't get our morality from God, from which our norms and laws should emerge and become codified, where do we get them from? Ted Kennedy? Nancy Pelosi? Joe Biden? Or what other people of faith should we emulate or take counsel?
Good Lord, sister! Take off your habit and wear your beret and wear your true socialist colors.-
44 posted on 09/07/2012 3:28:06 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: NYer

When I was in high school we used to call this a “barstool nun” — the kind of short-haired, middle-aged woman you see sitting at a bar with a bunch of similar women chatting and cackling about the kind of nonsense most normal people outgrew when they turned 15.


45 posted on 09/07/2012 3:58:46 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: NYer

That’s right! And reined in, too.


46 posted on 09/07/2012 4:11:20 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: jjotto
Do you perchance know what word is used for the English ‘God’ by Christians who are native speakers of Arabic?

When I was in Turkey (not Arabic, but a Muslim country), and attended Masses in Turkish, the term used at Mass for God was "Allah." It was made clear this was not the "god" of the Muslims, but simply the Turkish word for "God."

47 posted on 09/07/2012 4:27:13 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: NYer

Like John would have said:”Sister, you are a real Lu Lu.”

What is in a name? In Revelation 3:1 we read: “And unto the church in Sardis:....Thou hast a name that liveth, and art dead.”
To the church at Ephesus: “Thou hast left thy first love.” (Rev. 2:4)

Peter was speaking in Acts 4:5-12: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, wherby ye must be saved.”

The apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 2:7-11 concerning our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above ever name:”

We pray dear God, let us as a people, called by your name, seek you and your righteousness!


48 posted on 09/07/2012 4:27:41 PM PDT by Letmarch75 ( If a man knows the right way to live and does not live it, there is no greater coward).)
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To: No Socialist
Sadly, 1st religion is democrat, 2nd is Christian.
He can't be #2 so that makes #2 fake Christian
49 posted on 09/07/2012 5:14:28 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: NYer

She needs to be reined in? Hah. I don’t think she is going to be too responsive to her Archbishop. If she is so stubborn and prideful that she rejects the Magisterium and Christ Himself, she’s not going to pay much attention to what a mere man has to say to her.


50 posted on 09/07/2012 7:35:59 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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