Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Hustlin' Nun

"Arrest Warrant Details Nun's Alleged Embezzlement" -- A Catholic nun spends $81,000 in cash or cash advances, $67,000 to casinos, $33,000 on gifts, $31,000 on clothing and furniture and another $24,000 on travel.

Now, given that (a) a Catholic nun by definition swears herself to absolute poverty, chastity and obedience, and (b) this nun was spending a third of a million dollars on cruises, casinos and svelte threads, what does it tell you about the state of religious life in America that no one noticed that something was amiss? I.e., what does it tell you that this sort of lifestyle is seen as normal for a female religious in this country?

[Hat tip to Benjamin Blosser]

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