Nun may wear habit at fatal-crash trial

Nun may wear habit at fatal-crash trial

There are 36 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 15, 2009, titled Nun may wear habit at fatal-crash trial. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A Kane County judge ruled Friday that a nun can wear her habit when she goes on trial next week on a traffic violation charge stemming from a fatal accident.

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FUZZY

Chicago, IL

#1 May 15, 2009
SHE CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH HOW DO WE KNOW IF SHE CAN READ STREET SIGNS. SOUNDS BOGUS.I WOULD GUESS SHE WASN'T EVEN HER LONG ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND OUR DRIVING LAWS
thingy

Terre Haute, IN

#2 May 15, 2009
FUZZY wrote:
SHE CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH HOW DO WE KNOW IF SHE CAN READ STREET SIGNS. SOUNDS BOGUS.I WOULD GUESS SHE WASN'T EVEN HER LONG ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND OUR DRIVING LAWS
I think green and red and yellow are the same in France as they are here. I could be wrong though.:)
Interesting case though.
Father

Englewood, CO

#3 May 15, 2009
If this gets posted, I kindly request no flames. For the record, this is not a Roman Catholic congregation, order, or community of nuns.

Yeah, I realize that has nothing to do with the story. I just thought I'd clarify their status to [hopefully] dissuade any predictable anti-Catholic comments.

I guess I'm defensive and was anticipating the normative, "Oh, a nun can get away with murder while the church allows priests to molest small children" comments. This story has nothing to do with the Catholic Church.
Name Them

Sunnyvale, CA

#4 May 15, 2009
These dirty prosecutors were ready to strip a nun of her clothes. They'll stop at nothing to come out on top.

Yes, the defendant is a bride of Christ. If that sways the jury, so be it.
the dr

Chicago, IL

#5 May 15, 2009
Thanks Father,

I had no idea that this was not a Roman Catholic order. Sort of makes the prosecutor's point of anti and/or pro catholic pointless.

Once again some pathetic journalism, it should have been pointed out that this is not a Roman Catholic order.

Looked up the orders web-site, yes not Roman C.atholic
chigirl

London, UK

#6 May 15, 2009
She is French. She does not speak English. Enough said.
KPOM

Bardstown, KY

#7 May 15, 2009
FUZZY wrote:
SHE CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH HOW DO WE KNOW IF SHE CAN READ STREET SIGNS. SOUNDS BOGUS.I WOULD GUESS SHE WASN'T EVEN HER LONG ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND OUR DRIVING LAWS
I've driven in France and had no issues figuring it out, even though the signs were in French. Most things aren't that different.
Reverend Dewey Cox

Frankfort, IL

#8 May 15, 2009
France or no France, English speaking or not, the family must follow the American way and file a law suit. Just imagine how much they will get from a nun that takes a vow of poverty, amongst other things.
xeric

Schaumburg, IL

#9 May 15, 2009
This order makes a nice profit in their store at Algonquin Commons. The family can have that since these nuns don't want the money as they're "brides of Christ". Don't hide behind the habit, lady.
xeric

Colwell, IA

#10 May 15, 2009
And hey Reverend Cox, if your kid was killed by a reckless driver you might not think a law suit was a bad idea. But then I always expect religious hypocrites to stick together.
the dr

Chicago, IL

#11 May 15, 2009
Dear xeric,

If my child was killed, the last thing I would be thinking about is how to make money out of the deal.
Suzy Creamcheeze

San Antonio, TX

#12 May 15, 2009
Mother Superior Jumped the Light. Sorry couldn't help myself.
Billy Bob

Bothell, WA

#14 May 16, 2009
We all make mistakes driving and those mistakes
can lead to terrible results as in this case.
No one intends to maim or kill. It's the last thing
they want to happen.

Drive safe folks and "buckle up those seat belts".
THE GATEKEEPER

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#15 May 16, 2009
FUZZY wrote:
SHE CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH HOW DO WE KNOW IF SHE CAN READ STREET SIGNS. SOUNDS BOGUS.I WOULD GUESS SHE WASN'T EVEN HER LONG ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND OUR DRIVING LAWS
What about the mexicans who get to drive and act like they cant understand English ? case closed on that one !
Juan

Randolph, WI

#16 May 16, 2009
The charge is running a red light? It was an accident. A fatal accident that no one feels should have happened. An accident that showed no one was intoxicated, willfully negligent or out of control. It was an accident. THE ENTIRE CASE IS IF THE LIGHTS WERE WORKING PROPERLY. These Nuns only help people and if this occurred because the Nun ran a red light, it still was an accident. She has to live with this every day of her life. How can she do or give more to her work for God then she already does?
Juan

Randolph, WI

#17 May 16, 2009
Anti Catholics speak with hate. Why go against the people that try to better the world? Sick minds live to hate.
Father Truth

Blountsville, AL

#18 May 16, 2009
NONE of you has any idea of whether she is guitlty or not. YOU WEREN'T THERE. She might have run the light. Or, the light could have malfunctioned. To comment either way is irresponsible. That's why they have the trial!

As far as what she wears to the trial - don't defense attorneys routinely do a makeover on whatever pimp-thug they are defending? The slugs get arrested wearing the latest gang-wear, and they appear in court in a new suit, sans-bling, gang tatoos covered, fresh haircut - "hurry up, judge, I'm on my way to choir practice at church..." Why shouldn't this lady wear what she normally wears?
zadude

Plainfield, IL

#19 May 16, 2009
Juan wrote:
The charge is running a red light? It was an accident. A fatal accident that no one feels should have happened. An accident that showed no one was intoxicated, willfully negligent or out of control. It was an accident. THE ENTIRE CASE IS IF THE LIGHTS WERE WORKING PROPERLY. These Nuns only help people and if this occurred because the Nun ran a red light, it still was an accident. She has to live with this every day of her life. How can she do or give more to her work for God then she already does?
good points.....its not like she was texting... putting on makeup... or even buffing out her fingernails.........right?
Donald Ramsell

Crete, IL

#20 May 16, 2009
I cannot believe the position of these prosecutors. They have police officers wear their uniforms even on their days off, in order to influence a trial. I guess 'influence' is a one-way street!
Super Saver

Des Plaines, IL

#21 May 16, 2009
xeric wrote:
This order makes a nice profit in their store at Algonquin Commons. The family can have that since these nuns don't want the money as they're "brides of Christ". Don't hide behind the habit, lady.
And it's my understanding that they use this as the source of funds for their soup kitchen on the west side of Chicago. That's their ministry, and a nice way to earn money to fund it (never had any of their baked goods, but they look tasty to me).
So it's not like they're sitting on wads of cash at the end of the day...

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