A nun in Silver Springs is making waves
as an author, but don’t judge her book by it’s cover just yet.
By day, Sister Christine Kresho studies scripture with lady friends at
leisure world, talking about God and how to be holy.
By night, she writes novels about wicked priests, sex, and murder
“They might not read an essay, something serious, they might not read a
theology book. But if they read a novel, my hope is it would be in the
grocery store and they would see it and pick it up!”
She says she purposely pushes the envelope to get people to talk about
issues facing the Catholic church.
Her latest work, “Sacred Betrayal,” is about an archbishop threatened
by a progressive group in the church and his evil assistant father who
she says will “Go as far as raping and murdering the archbishop’s
sister, who’s a leader in this group, if that’s what it takes.”
Sister Kresho joined the convent when she was just
17-years-old. She’s been a teacher, principal and now
Pastoral Associate at our Lady of Grace Church in Silver Spring.
ABC 7 News myTAKE – What’s Your Opinion?”If you really follow the
gospel and you’re really a disciple of Jesus, you have to be a
radical,” Sister Kresho says.
Her lurid novels, the first about two murdered priests, aim to somehow
get those ideas out and talked about.
Her boss says he’s had no complaints. “It’s her private work and it’s
her private thoughts. The church allows people to publish without
imprimaturs or permission and that’s a good thing,” says Father Peter
Her leisure world ladies support her too, “She took vows, but her vows
didn’t prohibit her from thinking. So why not,” says Adeline Loftus.
In fact, Sister Kresho is already praying about her next, equally
provocative paperback, working title, “My Priest, my Husband!””
Sister Christine Kresho I guess
by the topics of her books (printed via a vanity press) is trying to be
the female equivalent of Fr. Greeley.
“The Washington Archdiocese dismisses
works as poorly written and say they do not reflect reality but has no
plans to take any action against her.”
What you mean to tell me there aren’t evil
priest assistants out to rape and murder the leader of a progressive
group who happens to be the Bishop’s sister? I guess albino
monk assassins were already taken.
Surely writing tacky books is not the only way for a nun (or anyone) to be a radical.
And surely lurid immorality is an excellent way to teach God’s true Word.
In faith, Dave
I don’t get what issues she’s trying to bring up…sounds like a cop out to me.
It figures that the hub of progressive Catholicism in the National Capital Area is in Leisure World: it’s a retirement development!
Maybe the poor old dears want to flatter themselves with the idea that they’re someone’s sex objects.
I guess this is what an old, dying out order does to make money when it’s not getting vocations.
Oh yay…I can’t think of a better way to attract people to Catholicism than writing stories about evil priests who rape and kill…I’m sure the people who are really into that kind of “literature” will find themselves compelled to join us! Hey, they might even volenteer to teach CCD! Wouldn’t that be neat-o?
Who the heck would even *want* to read about that stuff?
Do envelopes really need to be pushed in order for discussion to occur? Besides, I thought envelopes were made for mailing and not pushing.
Pray that she eventually arrives at the logical conclusion of radicalism, the denial that Christ even existed at all, and steps back from the precipice.
Many, many people wrote “consciousness raising books” in the past without resorting to sensationalist crime-type writing.
She entered the convent at age 17, it says, and frankly, that’s the kind of stuff I was writing at age 17 too. That kind of fascination with evil seems to work against our baptismal promise to reject all Satan’s “empty promises,” not to mention our need to reject the glamour of evil and proximate occasion of sin.
I wonder if her next book will contain a character who’s an evil ambitious nun that wants to kill her spiritual director for being too in line with traditional Catholic teaching? No, somehow, I doubt it: no one ever wants to raise consciences about THAT kind of thing. 😉
Ugh. Reminds me of two bad books I came across. One was a fantasy novel, where a young feminist grad student and a crusty old conservative professor were both sent to a fantasy world, to opposite sides of a conflict. Just when I was settling in for a fun little clash of values (with eventual reconciliation and compromise in a good way), the author decided that the first thing a conservative professor in favor of less sexual license would do is — rape somebody.
It became obvious that I didn’t need to read that book, much less the whole trilogy.
The other one was a mystery book with an unlikeable pro-life minister as a suspect. Again, I was anticipating an interesting exploration of both sides, people in the pro-life group who hated the guy’s guts, etc. No, he was guilty, and not just guilty of murder, but also of wifebeating, rape, etc….
“Sister Christine Kresho I guess by the topics of her books (printed via a vanity press) is trying to be the female equivalent of Fr. Greeley.”
Why, I was just going to ask if she were the female Greeley. Obviously not though, considering his sludge earned him a Catholic award, which was then applauded via diocesan newspapers across the country, whereas she’s in hot water. Someday she may realize that the hot water she’s in today is a blessing. I sure wouldn’t want to be presented with any sleazy Catholic novels I had authored AFTER my death, especially not novels that other Catholics followed and praised. Yikes!
Yes, the Lord WILL remind me to pray for those I’d rather criticize. My prayer list is longer than my life so far. Mea culpa.
I always thought that some one should write a book about an evil liberal bishop, president, etc. destroying the lives of people and a small faithful group standing against them … oh wait, that happened in reality.
Too bad we haven’t succeeded yet!
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