As an Episcopalian who just recently started going to a church where rose gardens and golf games might be considered the norm (hey, the reigious ed. program is fabulous) I’d hate to think that after all these years of African and Carribean immigration this kind of parish would be considered the norm.
As a former Catholic I am probably the last person to defend the RC Church, but the idea that you go through an Italian priest ot reach the mob is insulting on any number of levels. Surely, this is obvious. God I hate to agree with the Catholic League on anything.
The nun thing: there are so few of them left outside the cloister that they deserve respect. This gets them all wrong.
Mandatory positive note: love the framing of the shots.