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Miss Sister 2008 Contest Cancelled Nun Too Soon!

Filed under: Fact or Fiction?, You Decide

From Nancy Weber: My sister-in-law writes…

Tell me this is really Joey Skaggs!

Joey Skaggs writes…

It’s a good one. But, alas, it’s been cancelled…

Italian priest organizes beauty contest for nuns
Yahoo! News
August 24, 2008

Rome – An Italian priest and theologian said Sunday he is organizing an online beauty pageant for nuns to give them more visibility within the Catholic Church and to fight the stereotype that they are all old and dour.

The “Miss Sister 2008” contest will start in September on a blog run by the Rev. Antonio Rungi and will give nuns from around the world a chance to showcase their work and their image.

“Nuns are a bit excluded, they are a bit marginalized in ecclesiastical life,” Rungi told The Associated Press after Italian media carried reports of the idea. “This will be an occasion to make their contribution more visible.” Read more.

And read today’s article about the cancellation.

photo: The Age

Prank You Very Much: The Etiquette of Hoaxing

Filed under: Hoax Etiquette, Practical Jokes and Mischief, Why Do a Prank?

Three generations of pranksters: Self portrait of Caroline Weber with Nancy and Rose

In my natal family, the holiest of holidays were April Fools, Valentine”™s, Halloween, and the first night of Passover, in that order. To joke was to love was to entertain was to celebrate liberty. My friends were brought up to take praying seriously; my brother and I, to take playing seriously. (more…)