Wednesday, December 24, 2014

NPR and the Benedictine Sisters of the Abbey of St. Walburga

They were cattle-ranching-nuns before it was cool. 

Believe it or not, the ultimate hipsters of the media, NPR, broadcast a very nice story on the Benedictine Sisters of the Abbey of St. Walburga on their show Morning Edition this past Monday. 

It was pretty refreshing to hear a story from NPR that portrayed anything about our Catholic faith in a positive light. 

The quote of the story, however, has to go to Sr. Maria-Walburger Schortemeyer:

"We have kind of a corner on the market - you know, nuns selling natural beef. People just kind of believe in it." 

So, if you are like me, and spend your long commutes flipping between your local Catholic radio station and your local NPR affiliate, rejoice! 

They actually can do a positive story about our faith! 

A little advice for all your friends who like to bash NPR for its one-sided reporting on Catholicism: that is so last week (although, it might also be "so next week," which would make them more of a Catholic Hipster than's tough keeping up). 

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