Kansas City nuns invited to State of the Union

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | 8:25 a.m. CST; updated 9:30 a.m. CST, Tuesday, January 24, 2012

KANSAS CITY — Two nuns who run Missouri's largest nonprofit daycare for poor children have been invited to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

Sisters Berta Sailer and Corita Bussanmas, co-founders of Operation Breakthrough in Kansas City, were invited to Tuesday's speech by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Kansas City.

KSHB-TV reports that Berta said she's honored to be invited. She says she hopes lawmakers will consider policies that will treat all economic groups the same.

Operation Breakthrough serves more than 600 children every day. It has a waiting list of more than 1,200 children.


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Michael Williams January 24, 2012 | 11:26 a.m.

Maybe the ladies will get to hear the Prez's explanation for THIS:

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