“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas


Monday, October 01, 2007

And in this corner....

I would pay good money to watch a video of this...

A convent in southern Italy is being shut down after a quarrel among its last three remaining nuns ended in blows, press reports said Sunday.
Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista, reportedly upset about their mother superior's authoritarian ways, scratched her in the face and threw her to the ground at Santa Clara convent near Bari in an incident in July that was kept quiet until now.

Archbishop Giovanni Battista Pichierri tried to reconcile the nuns but finally decided in late August that they had "clearly lost their religious vocation" and asked the Vatican for permission to close the convent.

Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista moved to another convent, but Sister Liliana barricaded herself inside, refusing to leave, the reports said, adding that she suspected Battista Pichierri of planning to cede the convent to another community.

Liliana has been at the convent since its founding in 1963.


Seriously, there have to be some repressed feelings that are normal to humans that come out eventually when you choose an unnaturally cloistered lifestyle. I just don't think it's psychologically healthy to deny normal human outlets for a lifetime. I'm not so surprised that nuns were fighting, but that we don't hear about it more often.

4 comments:

Kevin said...

Here is a new past-time for Vick to try out.

Ed said...

Yeah, I wonder if Vegas will give you odds on UFC-nun-style?

NUN-THUNDERDOME...

Two nuns enter, one nun leaves!

Joe Camel said...

See what the pope started by telling us that if we weren't all following the Catholic doctrine what would happen. Sister Annamaria leans alittle towards the Espiscopal side of things and her antagonist Sister Gianbattista is a staunch follower of all the doctrinal practices. She even believes it is okay to march in and destroy people in the name of the church. Its a beautiful day in the forgiveness business. Time for some good ole confessing and pentencing.

Kevin said...

You know how the Samurai used to go up into the hill for months of rigorous training before they were ready for battle. Maybe thats what nuns really do in the convents, prepare for the fights against protestants.