Nuns on the Bus

“Nuns on the Bus” is a bus filled with Catholic nuns traveling from the Midwest to Washington, D.C. to spotlight social justice issues and protest the House Republican budget. Our producer, Andy Fredericks, is aboard, providing regular updates and videos. Follow their journey on our interactive map.

In this photo provided Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
September 22, 2013 | Nuns on the Bus

Pope Francis’s recent interview was interpreted by many as a “new direction” for the Catholic church and could have significant consequences for American political debates. Continue reading

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September 26, 2012 | Blog
She tells ThinkProgress that Romney's comments showed that he is “out of touch” and “has no idea how hard it is at the margins of our society.”
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July 4, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

An imam praises Nuns on the Bus on the last stop of its two-week tour. Continue reading

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June 30, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

A regular at St. Augustine’s hunger center shares his vulnerable financial state, and the importance of compassion. Continue reading

Sister Simone Campbell waves as she steps off the bus in Ames, Iowa, June 2012 (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 27, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

Sister Simone Campbell talks about their mission and its connection to Catholicism. Continue reading

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June 26, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

Nuns on the Bus visits Mercy Housing in Chicago, and meets Shiesha Smith, one of its success stories, Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Thomson via Flickr
June 22, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

A precursor to today’s “radical feminist nuns,” Sister Corita spread the good word through 1960s pop art. Continue reading

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June 20, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

Nuns are traveling by bus halfway across the country to protest the Ryan budget. Yesterday, they brought the message to his door. Continue reading

June 20, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

Our interactive map shows the nuns’ route and explains how the Ryan budget would affect each state along the way. Continue reading

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June 19, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

Sister Simone Campbell responds to Vatican criticism on The Colbert Report. Continue reading

Sister Simone Campbell, organizer of the Nuns on the Bus tour, speaking in Ames, Iowa. Photo by Jackie Kostek
June 18, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

We report from inside the ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour, on a mission to spotlight social justice issues and protest the House Republican budget. Continue reading