The world was shocked this week when the Vatican criticized an organization of U.S. nuns because of church doctrine issues.
And there's more. A U.S. Archbishop (poor soul!) was appointed to oversee the actions of this organization of nuns.
Many of the good Sisters are taking these developments with a grain of salt, reacting by merely making comments such as the following: "Boys will be boys," "Fiddledeedee," "Huh?" "Oy vey!" and "Good grief."
Some of the nuns, however, feel that a work stoppage is in order. Perhaps a one-day "sickout" (or a fun-for-a-nun day) when the nuns let male clerics fill in for the day in jobs at U.S. Catholic hospitals, schools, day care centers, nursing homes, etc. One nun commented with a laugh, "And I suggest that when they report for work on that day, the Cardinals leave their red hats, beanies, and rings -- in fact, all their ceremonial garb -- at home."
As support floods in from all over the world for the hard work and Christ-like endeavors of U.S. nuns, male Vatican officials are ducking for cover and considering ways to deal with the public relations nightmare they've created. A high-ranking, 88-year-old, Italian Cardinal was heard to mutter, "Mamma, mia! I should have listened when Mamma told me never to talk back to a nun."