Monday, September 22, 2003

Now what is this about ?

Officials Say Cloistered Nuns Are Security Risks :Immigration Service Says Sisters Don't Qualify For Visas

The sentence that stuck out to me ? "Both Korean sisters may be deported because the U.S. Immigration Service said they don't qualify for religious worker visas. " Why don't they qualify ? Is it because the visas are for religious workers and the work of cloistered contemplatives, prayer, isn't considered 'real work' ? I've noticed an animus against contemplatives even among certain Catholics ("Why aren't they out doing something ?") and I have a sneaking suspicion that this bias might be a factor. I pray that I am wrong.

Link courtesy of Annunciations


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