Women have always been marginalized in the Catholic church, and one priest, Rev. Antonio Rungi, is finally publicly recognizing that. So what is his plan for heightening the profile and importance for nuns? He'll be holding an online beauty contest to let people know that not all nuns are "old and dour." The "Miss Sister" contest will begin this September and people will be able to "vote [online] for the nun they consider a model." Rungi goes on to say that "being ugly is not a requirement for becoming a nun. External beauty is gift from God, and we mustn't hide it." Except 13 years of Catholic schooling have taught some of us that ridding oneself of vanity is a requirement for becoming a nun. It's one of the reasons (besides the whole no sex thing) that made convents seem so sucky. Anyway, thanks Catholicism, for breaking down stereotypes in the only way you know how. [MSNBC]