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Horrible… Radical Nun Attacks Paul Ryan & Lies About Church’s Position in Her DNC Speech (Video)

This was horrible.
Radical Catholic “Nun on a Bus” leader Sister Simone Campbell spoke at the DNC Convention this week. The far left nun lied about the stance of the US Bishops in order to attack Republican Paul Ryan.
LayCatholics.org reported:

Sister Simone Campbell of NETWORK (A national social justice lobby) and “Nuns on the Bus” fame spoke at the Democratic National Convention on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In an effort to deceive Catholic voters, Sister Campbell opened her speech with the lie, that the Catholic Bishops stated the Ryan budget failed a basic moral test.

She falsely said:

“Paul Ryan claims his budget reflects the principles of our shared Catholic faith. But the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops stated that the Ryan budget failed a basic moral test, because it would harm families living in poverty.”

The problem is that the Catholic Bishops (Bishops’ Conference or United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)) never stated this.

The proof is she took a similar statement made by a committee inside the USCCB named the “Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development” and said it was from the Catholic Bishops (USCCB.) More importantly, the Catholic Church purposefully denies committees inside Bishops’ Conferences authority as stated in the Catholic Code of Canon Law’s chapter on Bishops’ Conferences, Canon 447-459…

…Sister Campbell makes her false statement in the first minute of her speech. You’ll also notice that she says “we agree with our Bishops,” even though there was nothing to agree on in this matter.

FYI: Sister Campbell also didn’t agree with the US Bishops on defending our Religious liberty during the Church’s battle with the Obama Administration over HHS mandate.

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