"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A terrible story about an elderly nun ...

"Don't let anybody hurt anybody today."

She was choked, punched, thrown to the ground, assaulted and raped.
BEAVER COUNTY (KDKA) – An 18-year-old has been charged in the brutal rape and beating of an elderly nun in Aliquippa. 
Andrew Bullock, of Orchard Street, faces at least 10 charges in the Friday morning attack. 
The nun serves at St. Titus Church on Franklin Avenue.  
She was walking in a parking lot behind the church when she was approached by a man who choked her, punched her, then threw her to the ground where she was assaulted and raped. - Finish reading here.
Pray for the sister's recovery and for the conversion of her assailant.

It might be nice to have a Mass said or just send the sister a Christmas/Get Well card to assure her of prayers and concern as she recovers.  The address for the Church here:
St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Ave
Aliquippa, PA 15001
Since sister remains anonymous, you could send it c/o Rev. Paul Householder.


  1. This is indeed a terrible crime. What a sad case. When I read the story earlier today I was shocked at how anyone could rape a nun of all people until I saw which Order the Sister was in. Unfortunately, the Sisters of St. Joseph no longer wear their habits and I pretty sure that this may have been stopped if that Nun had been in a full habit. Why? Because the habit is a sign from God that the religious is consecrated to him and it creates a sense of decorum to the laity. It is a terrible crime and I am praying for that poor Sister. Now if it is revealed the she had her habit on.. the crime is even more depraved and demonic considering the circumstances.

  2. I haven't seen anything on this story on any Catholic sites, so evidently many people agree with you.

    A woman was violated and suffered violence - it's a horrible crime.


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