Headlines and commentary from Saturday October 21, 2006:
Old enough to be her Father. Ehhhh?
Sister Silvia Gomes De Sousa, 39, has been charged with threatening to murder and with arson after allegedly setting fire to the house of the village priest in Roccalumera, Sicily, Italy.
She stopped by the house where Fr. Carmelo Mantarro, 70, lives and “I just flipped when I came to the house and caught him in bed with another woman who is married,” she testified in a court proceeding.
“We had been together four years and I had even had two abortions because of him.”
(London Daily Mail)
The burning question: Who takes her confession?
Okay. Let’s see if there’s a novel in here somewhere.
- Nun and priest consumate out-of-wedlock affirmation of holy vows.
- Nun gets a couple of abortions ‘because of him’. (He evidently believes in abortion, forces her by threatening her with her job if she doesn’t get one? )
- Married woman insinuates herself between them trying to become a homebreaker of sorts.
- Nun sets his house afire and tries to kill him during a fit of anger.
Deadly sins, lust and anger? Only two? Hmmm. Maybe a person could squeeze envy and greed in there…. The nun envied the married woman and didn’t want to share.
Commandments, adultery and for a Catholic, homicide of a fetus. Covetousness.. married woman wanted what the nun felt was hers. I count three Commandments.
Throw in a little something on the side involving vows nuns and priests take and you’re as close as priests and nuns are ever going to get to sticking up banks and boosting cars.
I’m not a Christian and I’m about to turn 70. If life gets boring during the next few years I think I’ll convert to the Mother Church.