Milwaukee Sisters of St Francis Ask "Pokemon Go" Players To Stop Playing on Their Grounds

The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi have posted a warning to Pokemon Go players after noticing a spike in activity at the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi Motherhouse Grounds.

They took to Facebook to alert players that it's not appropriate to play games in or near the convent.

Their post read in part, "Pokémon Go Players, Please STOP! There has certainly been a spike in activity at the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi Motherhouse Grounds over the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately, it has come to the attention of the congregation that our sacred grounds are being enjoyed for something more than the natural and peaceful beauty. While the sisters appreciate the company and have never restricted visitors on the grounds, it is not appropriate to be playing Pokémon Go or any other “game” on /in/near the convent, other buildings or structures, sculptures or statuary.
continue at CBS MKE

Lots of comments on Twitter but for some reason couldn't embed the conversation.  #Conspiracy

Unlike most crunch-cons, I'm not against video games.  Mobile games I've seen however tend to be extremely dull.  I have no real thoughts pro or contra the sisters other than I assumed the game was a massive data collection operation.  Putin says it was the CIA.
Vladimir Putin is set to ban Pokemon GO from Russia after an internal Kremlin investigation revealed the viral augmented reality smartphone game has direct links to the CIA and wider intelligence community and is being used to secretly gather data on a colossal scale.

PS> The Pokemon ban may be related to the on site nuclear ban.


  1. Anyone else find this Pokemon thing a bit (ok really) embarrassing? Not quite the Greatest Generation. And worse, some parishes are using it to reach out. Ugh...

    1. Yes. Attaching outreach/evangelization to the latest pop culture trophy is embarrassing.

  2. "Nuclear free zone...."

    A friend of mine worked in the nuclear power industry and, on seeing one of those signs at St Gregory's/Milwaukee, remarked that since WI nukes supplied about 33% of the electricity at that church, the utility should cut back its feed by 33%.

    Just enough to shut off their electric guitar/amplifiers-for-caterwaulers, and the priest's microphone, eh?


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