Cardinal George Will Miss the Canonizations, Due to Recurrent Cancer

When the world's Cardinals gather in Rome April 27 for the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George will be watching from home.Cardinal George told us last month that his cancer, which had metastasized from his bladder to his kidney and liver, had again become active.  Doctors found new cancer cells in his right kidney, meaning that he would once again be undergoing chemotherapy.His Eminence has now received two doses of chemotherapy, one … [Read more...]

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Vatican Newspaper Makes the Case for “Bald Barbie”

L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Vatican, is asking toy manufacturer Mattel Inc. to consider marketing a “Bald Barbie doll.” Barbie—Mattel’s tall, buxom doll that has been a fashion icon since the 1960s—has evolved with the culture. Her friend Becky uses a wheelchair, but Becky doesn’t feel sorry for herself; no, au contraire, Becky’s happily productive and serves as the school photographer. Last year, I wrote about Tokidoki Barbie, a modern-day tart who sports tat … [Read more...]

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