A Shout-Out to All the Nuns and Women Religious Out There

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

On Sunday, the pope gave a big shout-out to all the women who spend their lives dedicated to the Church. More on that here, but in the meantime, Fr. James Martin, a Jesuit who’s known for being besties with Stephen Colbert, has some great tweets on common misconceptions about Catholic life—especially the sisters: