This caught my attention over at Dailykos this morning. Progressive folks in Wisconsin began the "Operation Light Brigade" as a way to rally folks during the recall election of Governor Scott Walker.
It appears those progressive Wisconsin people plan to continue "Operation Light Brigade" and the movement for progressive causes. So they invited the sisters who where on a bus trip to join them. The sisters were on their way from the Wisconsin home of Congressman Paul Ryan when they received an invitation to one of the OLB protests. The purpose of the nuns' bus tour is to highlight the difficulties those in the lower income tiers are suffering because of all the government austerity moves especially with cutbacks in social services to the poor. The nuns accepted the invitation to join the Overpass Light Brigade and took a place on one of Wisconsin’s interstate overpasses to "Question Austerity".
The hierarchs aren’t the only ones who can play politics. This will probably cause some of those cardinals especially in Rome to get their capae magnae twisted in a knot. It's a great story. The nuns continue to be on the cutting edge. You've gotta to love the sisters. The story is here: Nuns Join the Overpass Light Brigade