Posts tagged "nuns"

Nun Spanking On “American Horror Story: Asylum”!

So, "American Horror Story" came back last night for season two, "Asylum," and I have A Lot Of Feelings about it. (SPOILERS, obviously): Queen Jessica Lange was divine, of course, and I loved the lesbian and interracial marriage subplots. But while the first season was creepy and even messed with you psychologically at times, thi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2012

Nuns Should Be “Pistol Whipped,” Says Radio Host

While trying to promote peace and justice throughout the United States, a Catholic social justice group called Nuns On The Bus have been threatened with a "pistol whipping." On a radio show last week, host Jan Mickelson talked about the nuns recent protest of a conservative budget plan and asked his guest Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA)  if he ha…

By: Daley Quinn / June 29, 2012

Rush Limbaugh Adds Catholic Nuns to His Growing “Feminazi” List

During his (frighteningly) popular radio talk show on June 13, Rush Limbaugh didn’t hesitate to add Catholic nuns to his oh-so-scary list of "feminazis." Limbaugh voiced his concern over the Vatican’s "doctrinal assessment" of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), where the Vatican had determined the LCWR to have "serious doctrinal problems" because they are promoting…

By: Daley Quinn / June 19, 2012

Stephen Colbert Defends “Radical Feminist” Nuns

Better late than never: it is from Monday night's show, but I really wanted to post Stephen Colbert coming to the defense of "radical feminist" Catholic nuns. Love you so hard, Stephen. [The Colbert Report] On how Republicans in the House of Representatives are blocking abortion access for our servicewomen. Apparently even if you're willing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 13, 2012

Here’s A Video Game With Sexy Nuns Being Punched And Shot For You To Be Offended About

Much like the hair and costume folks for Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, the marketing folks for video games know exactly what they're doing when it comes to getting attention for their product. And as we've seen all-too-often with video games, the go-to advertising strategy is sex, sex, more sex, followed by a healthy dollop of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2012

Nuns Reprimanded By Vatican For “Radical Feminism”

Leaders from a group representing the majority of U.S. Catholic nuns will meet with the Vatican this week to discuss a concern that nuns are enveloped with "radical feminist themes." [CNN] A women's health clinic in New Orleans was destroyed last week by an arsonist. Women With a Vision offers HIV testing and assists many…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2012

A Convent Drug Ring Gets Busted

"Tonight, on 'Sick, Sad World,' nuns busted in a convent drug ring." Yes, this actually happened in real life. For the past three years, the Italian police had been keeping their eye on a convent in North Italy which had a South American caretaker. Evidently, the caretaker had teamed up with the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 13, 2010

Quick Pic: Apparently Nuns Have Miraculous Powers

How 'bout some blasphemy to go with your long weekend? [Klassik Magazine]…

By: Lily Q / September 4, 2009

Vatican Thinks America Has Naughty Nuns

Nuns across America are not very happy with the Vatican. And since nobody likes an unhappy nun, this story is troublesome for me to report. It seems that nuns have been branching out into the community, not wearing their religious garb, choosing to live independently and are joining new professions like political advocacy and academia.

By: Justine Fields / July 2, 2009

Nun Pageant Canceled

So, that priest who organized the Miss Sister Italy contest? Well, his superiors, including the local bishop, weren't happy with his innovative way of calling attention and praise to nuns and he had to suspend his project. "It was interpreted as more of a physical thing," Father Antonio Rungi said. "Now, no one is saying…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 26, 2008

Miss Sister: The Beauty Pageant For Nuns

Next month, the first beauty pageant for nuns will debut. Anointing a Miss Sister Italy "will be a way to show there isn't just the beauty we see on television but also a more discrete charm," said priest Antonio Rungi. "Nuns are a bit excluded, they are a bit marginalized in ecclesiastical life." But don't…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 25, 2008