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Cold case

We have had more than enough reasons of late to question our leaders and institutions. So, perhaps you’re not ready for yet another in your entertainment viewing.

netflix-the-keepersBut I still must recommend The Keepers on Netflix.

This seven-part documentary series examines the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, who was abducted and killed in Baltimore in 1969 at age 26.

The circumstances surrounding her death are just one element of the story. The apparent cover-up by the church and police is even bigger and more disturbing.

And the entire investigation of this ‘cold case’ was led by Gemma Hoskins and Abbie Schaub, retirees and former students of Sister Cathy at Archbishop Keough High School.

The information they bring to light is shocking and sad — even more so because it took this long.

Sister Cathy Cesnik — and all the students at Archbishop Keough — deserve justice.


Non sequitur

Look at who Rory and I encountered during our lunch walk yesterday in the neighborhood:

“Three Nuns and a Baby”

I can’t think of the last time I have seen a nun in a formal habit.  (Conversely, I see babies being pushed in strollers all the time.)

It reminded me of that 1987 movie Three Men and a Baby — remember it?

Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, and Steve Guttenberg played roommates in New York City. While Ted Danson’s character is out of the country,  an old girlfriend leaves a baby at their door that she says is his, and the other two guys are forced to take care of her.

At first, the baby totally disrupts their lives, blah blah blah, but by the time the mother returns to take her back, all three men are in love with her.   She and Ted end up getting back together, and they are one big happy family.

It was kinda cute, as I recall.

Bet the nun version would be way funnier.