This nun is making liberals furious after posting this picture on social media, but we love her bold attitude and refusal to back down.
ST. MARYS, PA (WSEE/CNN) – No-nonsense Catholic Sister John Paul Bauer bagged a big deer days ago and is drawing fire from some on social media.
An image of the Pennsylvania woman on the Facebook page of the Erie Catholic Diocese has gone viral and attracted more than a million views.
The nun, a teacher at Elk County Catholic High School in Saint Mary’s, shot a 10-point buck.
“In St. Marys, this is what you do,” she said. “You go hunting. And everybody goes hunting. The coach, myself, the students.”
“I’ve always prayed the Rosary on the tree stand. That’s a tradition,” she said. “You get up in the morning. You pray the rosary in the tree stand. So, I just think the Blessed Mother did smile upon me.”
Growing up, she was never invited to hunt with her father and brothers.
She learned to shoot while serving in the U.S. Navy and returned to St. Marys as a nun and a hunter.
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According to Philly Voice:
A Pennsylvania nun eager to make the most of the 2015 deer hunting season is facing a major backlash this week after posting a photo on Facebook of the prize 10-point buck she shot from her tree stand on opening day.
Following her habit, Sister John Paul Bauer, of St. Mary’s, prayed the rosary for the appearance of deer, and when a herd arrived, she took down the buck and got a photo displaying the 16-inch spread.
Bauer shared the since deleted photo on the Facebook page of the Erie Catholic Diocese. In short order, she drew more than a million views and a slew of comments sharply critical of her apparent violation of God’s creation, according to the Independent Journal.
See her interview below: