This spring the Vatican criticized American nuns for speaking out on social issues like birth control, abortion and the ordination of women. As far Al Gini is concerned, this faceoff between the Church and the nuns is as much about good management as it is about theology.
Yvonne Maffei is the publisher of My Halal Kitchen — a great resource for figuring out how to follow halal and eat healthy. But her own story, of converting to Islam just prior to the events of September 2001, is also worth noting.
Cardinal Francis George has now spent some time in the Lake County Jail.The leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago made his first visit to the jail Thursday.George presides over 2.4 million Catholics in Cook and Lake counties.
At first blush, it might seem as though France and the U.S. take similar approaches to reproductive rights. But in France, abortion has moved outside the political realm and into accepted medical practice.