Catholic Bishops Actively Oppose Equality of Women, Again


The bishops are all hot and bothered about women in the church again, and, as usual, it is a nun who has driven them to distraction. People who believe in divine revelation universally agree that revelation is received through language.  Language expresses and is shaped by the culture in which it is spoken.  Language reflects … More Catholic Bishops Actively Oppose Equality of Women, Again

Tawakul Karman: Brave Muslim Feminist Arrested in Yemen


What is happening in Yemen and why should we care?  Tawakul Karman, a feminist activist was arrested today for her role in student demonstrations against the government last week.  She and her husband, Mohamed Ismail al-Nehmi, were making their way home yesterday evening when the police came for her.  He has no idea where she … More Tawakul Karman: Brave Muslim Feminist Arrested in Yemen

Sell it


Christopher Beam asks in a recent Slate magazine column, “Can the Pope be fired?”  The predictable answer is no, not even for protecting child molesters. Go figure.  The Church denies communion–connection with God and the body of the faithful–to people for getting divorced, but lets a guy who abuses children celebrate the Mass again and … More Sell it