I love waking up to watch the news in the morning. It’s like akin to standing in front of a huge Smörgåsbord and wondering which is the best item before you, but occasionally there is an addition to the menu, a very special treat which comes your way with the frequency of a flying pig or a blue moon
Thus it was with joy in my heart I turned on the T.V to see and hear that a Nun had given birth to a Baby Boy. Shades of the immaculate conception, I thought to myself, or possibly the second coming, but very little explanation was forthcoming, as to how, why, where, and when,
Never mind though. As if the event itself wasn’t ironical enough certain comments floated into the morning air
- “I did not know I was pregnant. I only felt a stomach pain,”
- Other nuns at the convent also expressed shock at the mysterious pregnancy of a holy sister at their order, saying they were “very surprised”,
- Don Fabrizio Borrelio, a local pastor, says he believes that the nun is telling the truth about being unaware of her pregnancy
- The results of a study on reproductive health, published in the British Medical Journal, revealed that one in 200 US women claim to have given birth without ever having had sexual intercourse.
- The BMJ article notes that virgin births, or parthenogenesis (from the Greek parthenos for virgin and genesis for birth), can occur in non-humans as a consequence of “asexual reproduction, where growth and development of the embryo occurs without fertilisation”.
However, the authors of the study, entitled “Like a virgin (mother)”, warn that researchers need to take into account the possibility of fallible memory on the part of respondents.
- The event has “embarrassed” the Vatican
- “It’s not possible I’m a Nun”
- ” It seems she was not able to resist this temptation”
- “we had no idea she was expecting a baby, but she recently had kept herself to herself
and finally, in response to the you-tube video
- I was in the same situation yesterday, I had big stomach pain, but figured out that it was just diarrhea.
The fact that she has actually had a child is of no concern to me as I have no religious views or opinions. What amuses me is the imbecility of the comments 1-9. I don’t blame the nun for enjoying the pleasures of the flesh, as a 31 yr old woman she is more than entitled to do so, whatever the doctrinal guidance within the church, but for her to come out with statement 7 is utterly absurd, and the rest of the comments are equally ridiculous. After all, how many immaculate conceptions are there per year, and how can you hide the outward signs of 7lb plus baby.
I will close this post however on a more serious note by saying That I wish the mother and child, all the best of luck for the future. It is tough enough for any parent to bring up a child, and very few mothers will face the potential stigma that might come her way
Maybe though some good might come out of this. The mother and child may live a very happy life, and maybe the Catholic Church will look at it’s stance on celibacy. Celibacy, and a marriage only to God may sound pious and wonderful, but what of the body on earth, and what of the sexual needs, tensions, and desires that run through most of us?
Is it really so clever to keep such feelings suppressed, and hasn’t such repression caused too much damage, to too many people, over too over time?
I doubt whether the church will listen, but you never know, miracles do happen, just not every day
Bye all, have fun