Democratic nuns?

To the editor:

As a Catholic who sometimes feels guilty about being a Democrat, my ears perked up when I heard Chris Mathews (MSNBC) ask the nun who was his guest, “Why are Catholic bishops usually Republicans, but nuns are often Democrats?” Her answer was that it probably was because nuns are often working with the poor on a daily basis and seeing their situation, lack of health care, etc. That was the same day that the Georgetown University faculty objected to Paul Ryan’s budget. I felt better that day.

Of course, I can always call my 82-year-old brother who is a Holy Cross priest still working in South America. He’ll always prop me up.