This story is odious ...
I came across the story late last night. It was extremely upsetting to read. My night prayer turned into anguish: "Lord, make it stop!" "Lord, why?"
It is sheer evil, hatred, hatred for the Church.
ROME- An 81-year old nun was kidnapped and raped by four men on Tuesday night near Bolivia’s largest city, after assailants intercepted her car as she was coming back from a pastoral meeting.
The attack comes against the backdrop of several other recent cases of violence against religious sisters.
In a statement released by the Bolivian bishop’s conference and the diocese of Coroico, some 60 miles from La Paz, two of the men who raped the religious sister were wearing police clothes. After assaulting her, they took her truck, using the excuse that it was implicated in a drug trafficking case.
According to the statement, the attack on the elderly sister was “cold and calculated,” perpetrated by gangs related to organized crime who want to take over some Church-owned lands. - Crux
This is not the only the only incident of this sort, as the Crux article points out. Last year a 72 year old nun in India was gang raped by Muslims.
Perhaps the most disgusting crime against the person - against women and children, is rape. (Even men are raped.) It is heinous and demeaning and disgusting beyond description. It is the oldest form of oppression and shaming and breaking a person. It is diabolical. It is a crime against humanity.
St. Eulogius of Cordova, in his Exhortation to Martyrdom to St.s Flora and Mary, who were threatened with rape and to be sold into prostitution, encouraged them, writing: "They threaten you with a shameful slavery, but do not fear: no harm can touch your souls whatever infamy is inflicted on your bodies."
[Of course the worst, most diabolical crime against humanity is abortion and infanticide.]
Arise O Lord and let your enemies
and let those who hate you,
flee before your Holy Face!