Sister Simone blames Reagan

Speaking at a San Jose parish, left-leaning nun blames country's economic woes on policies instituted by former president
Sister Simone addresses the 2012 Democratic National Convention

Sister Simone addresses the 2012 Democratic National Convention

The following comes from an October 26 Valley Catholic article by Liz Sullivan:

On October 12, at Our Lady of Refuge Parish in San Jose, homeless advocates, including representatives from Working Partnership USA, People Acting in Community Together (PACT), Women Religious of the South Bay and San Francisco area and the Diocese of San Jose Social Justice Project joined Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, leader of Nuns on the Bus and the Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice for a roundtable discussion. [Editor’s note: Sister Simone Campbell is a dissident nun best known for campaigning to support Obamacare with its blatant pro-abortion provisions.]

Father John Pedigo (photo from St. Julie Billiard Parish website)

Father Jon Pedigo (photo from St. Julie Billiard Parish website)

“There is such a huge (economic) gap in Santa Clara County,” said Father Jon Pedigo, Director of Projects for Peace and Justice for the Diocese of San Jose. “There has to be a way to mend the gap and hopefully a workshop like this will.” [Editor’s note: Father Pedigo is known as “a very social-activist, rather left-wing priest”]

Among the major areas of discussion were two measures on the November 8 ballot. For Measure A approval would mean that $950 million would be raised to provide affordable housing for those most in need across Santa Clara County. In the City of San Jose, Measure E would require employers to offer additional work hours to existing qualified part-time employees before hiring new staff.

Sister Simone shared some interesting statistics about the American economy.

From 1949-1979, household incomes in the United States went up an average of 100 percent. However from 1980-2014, wages have remained basically flat, while costs continue to rise.

How did we get this way? Campbell said it began in 1980 when Ronald Reagan became president. Reagan, she said, changed the notion in America from “We the People” to the one, lone, rugged, individual. Reagan also changed the tax bracket for the richest Americans from 80 percent tax to 33 percent or trickle-down economics. That, Sister Simone said, changed who we are as a country and the importance of winning.

“Part of the change in this country has to be the notion of winning,” said Sister Simone. “How do we change the measure of winning?”

For more background on Father Jon Pedigo, see CalCatholic story “Father-Mother-Creator-Friend”.

For more background on Sister Simone Campbell, see CalCatholic story “Questionable Credentials“.

 

Working Partnership USA, People Acting in Community Together (PACT), Women Religious of the South Bay and San Francisco area and the Diocese of San Jose Social Justice Project joined Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, center in red jacket, leader of Nuns on the Bus and the Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice in front of the Casa de Clara’s Shower to the People mobile hygiene truck before a roundtable discussion at Our Lady of Refuge Church. (photo from The Valley Catholic)

Working Partnership USA, People Acting in Community Together (PACT), Women Religious of the South Bay and San Francisco area and the Diocese of San Jose Social Justice Project joined Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, (center in red jacket) leader of Nuns on the Bus and the Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice in front of the Casa de Clara’s Shower to the People mobile hygiene truck before a roundtable discussion at Our Lady of Refuge Church. (photo from The Valley Catholic)

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  1. St. Christopher says:

    Nice make-up and hair job, “Sister.” Please leave off referring to yourself as a “Catholic Religious” person, unless you wish to adopt the habit, truly work in an order to support priests and the mission of the Church. You are a Zombie-Liberal of the first order; enjoy your short time in the limelight. Remember that Lucifer was the best thing created, Angel-wise. Learn and live humility, it can save you yet.

  2. More leftist nonsense from a non-Catholic pretend nun

  3. Steve Phoenix says:

    This menagerie above is what you have to love about the Diocese of San Jose.

    And, no wonder so many of DSJ’s recently ordained priests leave in such high numbers (not long ago, I ran into one recent-departure at a funeral event who became a funeral arranger at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose. He had enough.). They are said to have the highest departure rate of all CA dioceses.

    No surprise there: No Christ, No Gospel, No Conversion of Heart, No Penitence, No Redemption. (Note the sheer politico spiel above)

    Why would he stay for this?

  4. Peggy Bartley says:

    The Seven Fat Years: And How to Do It Again
    byRobert L. Bartley
    With the continual lies told of what happened in the 80’s this book sets the record straight. Robert Bartley tells the truth and shows you what really happened in the 80’s. This is a history book that should be required reading in every high school in America insted of the Re-Written history that is taught today by the liberal education estabishment. Ronald Reagan’s economic policies work and this book shows it and shows us how to do it again. If you are a disbeleiver in the economic growth of the 80’s caused by Ronald Reagan’s policies read this book and see the truth, not the lies that have prevailed for so long.

  5. I wondered if anybody there realized the President Reagan left office in early 1989. One would think that if he was so bad, something could have been done in the intervening 28 years.

  6. The simple fact is that St. John Paull II along with Ronald Reagan brought down the Berlin Wall, and last but not least, it was by the grace of God.

    I would also like to add that I think some of you are getting “Rev.” Elsie McGrath of St. Louis, a priestess (“bishop”) who “ordained” women mixed up with Bishop McGrath of San Jose who condemned the “ordination” of Victoria Rue. As far as I know the “Rev.” Elsie McGrath is not related to Bishop Patrick McGrath as the name “McGrath” seems to be her married name and her maiden name seems to be different.

    • Another correction: Rev. Marek Bozek, a male Catholic priest, invalidly ordained Elsie McGrath and another woman, Rose Marie Dunn. They belong to a fake Catholic group called Roman Catholic Women Priests. Pope Francis excommunicated another Catholic priest (male) for doing the same thing. Whether or not Bozek was excommunicated I do not know, but anyone can google it.

  7. Also, Pope Francis has just come out saying that St. John Paul II decision against women priest is final and forever.

    • Correction: Pope Francis has just come out saying that St. John Paul II’s decision against having women priest was final and is forever.

  8. Merely foolish talk from a naïve secular person masquerading as a nun. and for her, nun is misspelled and should be printed none — nun she is not. Also per the article above: ”

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