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  • Joyce McNally Betz

    If you did time at a Catholic school you would understand

  • Becca Tuh Hecka

    You go girls.

  • Sharon Elaine Smith Cason

    1936 -- For the first and only time in Olympic history, the Vatican City fielded teams in several events, including the Womens' Rifles. The team, lead by Mother Superior Maria Grazia, didn't win any medals, but became minor celebrities. In 1937, they did an international exhibition tour of several Latin American countries and then the United States, where using the stage name "Nuns With Guns" they were a major attraction at the 1937 State Fairs in Iowa and Minnesota. With the very real prospect of war in Europe, the Vatican decided that "Nuns with Guns" wasn't a good image for the Catholic Church, so the Vatican Women's Rifle Team was disbanded in February, 1938. Sister Juliette(far right), however, left the order in 1942 to join the French underground as a sharpshooter. She was credited with the assassination of several Nazi officials and provided support for numerous covert operations. In 1946, she was awarded the Médaille Militaire by the French government. After a failed attempt to enter politics, she entered the convent again in 1949.

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MAY 16, 1920: Joan of Arc canonized. image: Photo of Joan of Arc's Beatification Ceremony at The Vatican

Never mind that the Vatican immediately corrected him in that atheists won't (can't) get into Heaven. I say, that's God's decision, not ours. "Man Proposes, God Disposes" and all that.

Winter at the Vatican, Rome. Photo by Leonard Freed, 1958.

Zeppelin bij Empire State Building in aanbouw / Zeppelin near the Empire State Building under construction

‘Construction of the Empire State Building was one of the most remarkable feats of the 20th century. It took only 410 days to build, by 3,400 workers, many of them desperate for work at the height of the Depression. The work force was made up largely of immigrants, along with hundreds of Mohawk Indian iron workers.’ 1931

On our kitchen wall when I was growing up in the 60's.