Full disclosure. We attended 12 years of nun-run Catholic school. We were lucky enough to dodge the years when the ladies of the cloth were allowed to pummel you with rulers, but it was the wild, wild West as far as clandestine pinching and mindfuck, brainwash, repeat. These weren’t the sassy, fun-loving, singing sisters like Whoopi and her girls.
No, the ones we encountered were more like the nuns in the The Town.
The truth is, we were never the same after being found in possession of a Suicidal Tendencies cassette tape and branded the Antichrist. So forgive us if we already have our Team Katy shirts on here.
You might think the only takedown Katy Perry is focusing on these days is of a certain someone she has bad blood with, but the girl’s a multitasker. She’s taking the idea of gentrification to a whole new level in an attempt to unseat a pack of penguins from their digs.
Perry has been trying to purchase a piece of property in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake area, formerly a working-class region that was magically transformed into a hub of hipsterdom over the last 20 years. The 8-acre parcel happens to house a convent, and two of the nuns who still live there are fighting the sale. Sisters Rita Callanan, 77, and Catherine Rose Holzman, 86, of the California Institute of the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (wow, that’s a mouthful) claim the Archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose Gomez, doesn’t have the legal right to sell the land to Perry. They are seeking a restraining order to stop the transaction.
The petition claims that “only sisters may serve as superior general, assistant superior general, and general councilors, and therefore as directors or officers.” They also claim Gomez and Monsignor Joseph Brennan have been “attempting to sell valuable real property belonging to the institute.”
Perry has reportedly offered $10 million for the sale.
Sister Callanan told the Los Angeles Times that she found Perry’s videos online and “if it’s all right to say, I wasn’t happy with any of it.” So Perry’s music isn’t their jam.
Instead, this is more the sisters’ speed.