Mark Zuckerberg, the Sisters of Mercy, and the Simple Life

Back in the days when religious sisters wore habits, it was commonly understood that there were several reasons why religious orders embraced the veil.  Long robes to the floor and wimples that hid the neck were modest, to be sure, obscuring the body's soft curves. What's more, their long habits freed religious sisters from fashion needs which consumed the time and energy of other women:  things like hair rollers and bobby pins, earrings and necklaces, lacy slips and blouses, nylon s … [Read more...]

Sauter de Joie! Young Parisian Religious in Notre Dame Flash Mob

Oh happy day!Toe-tapping fun:  On January 19, 2012, six hundred young religious brothers and sisters dance before Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, in an extraordinary flash mob.I know that in 2012, the famed Cathedral was celebrating its 850th anniversary.  I'm not sure, though, just why these happy men and women were gathered on that particular cold afternoon.  Obviously, though, they're having a good time! … [Read more...]

The Nuns on the Bus Are Back–This Time with Vice President Biden

The Nuns on the Bus are on the roll again--this time in Iowa.The liberal organization Network, composed of the same nuns who have been called on the carpet by the Vatican for their disdain for Catholic Church teaching on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, parked their bus in front of the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines yesterday.  And honoring the Sisters with his presence was America's confused Catholic vice president, Joseph Biden.According to the New York Times, Biden r … [Read more...]


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