Two Sisters of Mercy, Rita Mary Olszewski and Karen Donahue, were arrested in Detroit last month for protesting the war in Iraq. The nuns were sentenced to eight hours of community service, which shows that the judge either had a great sense of humor or wasn't paying attention. Sentencing Sisters of Mercy to perform community service is like sentencing Jerry Seinfeld to tell jokes. It's what they do best.
You don't have to agree with the Sisters' politics to admire their enduring dedication to the welfare of others. A major mission for the Sisters of Mercy is education