She immediately took aim at the budget that Paul Ryan proposed, saying that the USCCB "failed a basic moral test". Sister, the USCCB does not bear any inherent authority to pronounce didly-squat. Moreover, Cardinal Dolan is not nearly as eager to condemn the Ryan budget as is Sister. He seems to acknowledge that there is room for disagreement on prudential matters and respected Ryan's desire to assist all by reining in our runaway deficit. She then says at 1:31 "we agree with our bishops". At 5:00 she remarks that opposing the Ryan budget is "part of my pro-life stance". At 6:19 she reiterates her opinion that the Ryan budget is "immoral".
So she's dead-certain that the Ryan budget is "immoral". But her conviction and certainty about the right to life of innocent babies. But earlier yesterday in an interview when John McCormack asked her "should it be illegal to perform abortions", she took a cue right from the Messiah Most Miserable himself. Her answer? "That's beyond my pay grade. I don't know."
To sum up Sister Simone's positions:
- Ryan budget - "immoral" "horrifying"
- Baby murder - "I don't know"
Guess what? With regards to legality of abortion, she cannot boast "agreement with our bishops".