Skip to comments.Sister Simone Campbell: 'I was comfortable with God not being named' in platform
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 servicescutting 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.
Does anyone know the name of he bishop? This woman has stepped way out of bounds and needs to be reigned in.
Allah is not Yahway. Now, hold out your left hand.
Because Sister Simone is a liberal, socialist first and Christian second.
Of course you were, Sis. Your God is government.
She's a star, alright ... a falling star. Prayers for the conversion of heart of Sister Simone and her Nuns on the Bus.
You support evil, “Sister”.
To hell with you.
Nuns on the SHORT Bus, sounds more like it.
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.
Leave the Church, but don’t call yourself a Catholic.
I guess your God is pro-abortion, sis.
NINO. Nun in Name Only.
“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?
God willing, I will attend the Nuns on the Ferry shindig.
Pray... and start taking up legal fees.
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.
She is also comfortable with NAMBLA and condoms for kids and abortion I guess
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!
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.
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.
I should care what this whithered old phoney “is comfortable with” why?
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.
“... issued a religious Cease & Desist...”
“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.
Looks kinda like Bush the Elder with a bob.
Do you perchance know what word is used for the English ‘God’ by Christians who are native speakers of Arabic?
The “Sister” is not a nun; she’s a none.
I seriously doubt Christian is anywhere near that high on her list.
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”.
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.
check my post ut just below yours
I said virtualy the same, social justice is all I needed to know
She is deluded to believe that she is.
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.
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?
“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.
“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.
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?
Go for it! And .. please share your experience with us here. In the meantime, you and the nuns are all in my prayers.
Thanks for the info.
Her order doesn’t mention her on their website.
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.
That’s right! And reined in, too.
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."
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!
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.