SOUTH BEND - South Bend is known for its strong Catholic presence. So it's no surprise a group of nuns on a cross-country tour would make a stop here. But this stop is no ordinary one and it's no ordinary road trip either.
They're calling themselves the Nuns on the Bus and they’re driving, they say, for faith, family, and fairness.
Their 2,700 mile trip will take them through 9 states where they'll talk about their objection to a federal budget proposal they say will hurt the country's poor. It’s aimed at Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's house passed budget plan, which Ryan says is in tune with his catholic faith, even though it cuts services to the poor.
"It's an immoral document because it doesn't follow catholic social teaching regardless of what Congressman Ryan says," said Nun on the Bus Sister Simone Campbell.
"For me it has to do with food stamps, healthcare, head start and the cuts that go to those services and I'm saying it's not fair," said Sister Diane Donoghue who’s also on the tour.