Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Oscar religion; queasy Santorum; Bevilacqua shredding

By Daniel Burke
Religion News Service

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Not much religion at the Oscars last night (unless you count celebrity worship).

The documentary about the woman who kissed Elvis and then became a nun did not take home the golden idol. She did have a cute line, though.

“Believe me, this is much different than being in a monastery,” Mother Dolores said in a red-carpet interview before the awards ceremony. I dearly hope no one asked who she was wearing.

In the foreign film category, Iran’s “A Separation” bested Israel’s “Footnote” and several other films, which Iran state TV portrayed as a defeat of Zionism.

Speaking of Oscars, “Boys Town” founder Father Edward Flanagan, who was played by Spencer Tracy in a Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, is officially a candidate for sainthood.

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2 responses to “Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Oscar religion; queasy Santorum; Bevilacqua shredding

  1. It amazes me that GOP voters can carry on about wanting the constitution followed rigorously in American politics, and yet vote for someone such as Santorum, who clearly lacks knowledge of the most basic elements of the document.

  2. When I lived in Connecticut I did a story on Mother Dolores. She has an amazing story and the most piercing blue eyes you’ve ever seen!

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