Sister Marcelline Koch, OP and Sister Simone Campbell, SSS have a Mend the Gaps Q & A session late in the evening Tuesday, July 12, 2016 on the road with between Bloomington-Normal, Ill. and Springfield, Ill. They discussed two major questions:
Q: Why do Catholic Sisters care about issues like income quality, the undocumented population, and access to healthcare?
Q: How can we challenge our government leaders to take care of the poor and protect the most valuable as individuals or as voters?
Nuns on the Bus at the Illinois State Capitol
Nuns on the Bus at the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Nuns on the Bus stopped by Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Illinois and received the Dominican Blessing from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL. The Nuns traveled to the Illinois State Capitol to for a rally in front of the Abraham Lincoln statue to hear stories about people from Illinois that suffer from income inequality and serious social justice issues that separate the voiceless from the powerful in our political process. A sudden rainstorm interrupted the rally, but didn’t dampen the spirits of the crowd. The Sisters on the bus will take all the stories and share the stories with political leaders and voters to show there are more and more people committing to mends the gaps between income, access to healthcare, and everything that divides us in our current political environment.