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Miss Sister 2008 - An online beauty pageant... for nuns

 
 
Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 08:06 pm
An online beauty pageant... for nuns

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/TECH/08/25/nuns.beauty.ap/art.jpg

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ROME, Italy (AP) -- 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."

Rungi, a theologian and schoolteacher from the Naples area, said that visitors to his site will have a month to "vote for the nun they consider a model."


Now let's see who can find the site (I gave up after a quick search).
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 08:13 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Likely not the site, but...

I'm a follower of the Only in Italy blog (snort) and expect to find it at least mentioned there one of these days.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 08:22 pm
@ossobuco,
Only in Italy tends to list their news sources, in a separate link to the side (was what I was getting at.) But.. they don't keep up with this stuff on a daily basis, at least that I can tell.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 08:25 pm
@ossobuco,
When we were in Rome we kept seeing a hunky priests calendar - wish we'd bought one now - what a weird concept....

Here's some of the the sexy guys:
http://www.calendarioromano.org/04htm04.gif

http://www.calendarioromano.org/04htm03.gif

http://www.calendarioromano.org/04htm07.gif

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 08:35 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I'm finding on google -

Technorati: Discussion about “Priest organizes beauty contest for ...
Aug 25, 2008 ... Antonio Rungi’s blog due to the overwhelming amount of search engine spam ... Rungi, a theologian and schoolteacher from the Naples area, ...
technorati.com/articles/ it%2ByiubRVWQXQY%2FPkh2pY5I7hQlaea9jcQ%2BKcuH6kdc%3D?sub=XvyLSIU5ZLMYEKk2OU4mQ3Q7... - 4 hours ago - Similar pages

but clicking on the link brought me nowhere so far.


Heh.

CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 09:08 pm
@ossobuco,
Here is Father Antonio Rungi's blog

http://padreantoniorungi.myblog.it/
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 09:13 pm
@CalamityJane,
Well, then, there it is! (yawning already). I'll wait until Only in Italy spoofs it.
Diane
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 09:21 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Hey!
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 09:24 pm
@ossobuco,
Actually, the German press reported that the Miss Sister 2008 contest is not happening, as Father Rungi got to much bad publicity.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 09:27 pm
@Diane,
Hey! I'll fight you for the nun shoes...
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 09:28 pm
@ossobuco,
No nun has a shoe closet like Diane..
Diane
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:20 pm
@ossobuco,
Well yeah, they are a habit of mine...
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