July 17, 2012
- The National Journal
National Journal: Muslim Americans Using Comedy to Break Down Stereotypes
Comedian Dean Obeidallah, a New Jersey native whose father is Palestinian and mother Sicilian, told a small recent gathering in Washington that humor is a way to openly talk about important subjects on politics, religion, and current affairs. Obeidallah, an attorney-turned-comedian, performed in Comedy Central’s Axis of Evil special. He is the co-producer of an upcoming documentary, The Muslims are Coming!
July 07, 2012
- Journal Sentinel
Journal Sentinel: Politics flow from pulpit in good faith
At St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hales Corners, Father Chuck Schramm has been known to talk politics in the pulpit, lifting up church teaching on such issues as immigration and the care of the poor and disadvantaged.
June 15, 2012
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Post-Gazette: Christians in Iraq forced to flee terror, archbishop says
Seeking to show universal concern for religious freedom, the nation's Catholic bishops discussed Thursday federal government policies that they say redefine ministry, but also heard a plea from an Iraqi archbishop who said his country's Christians are being killed or forced to flee.
June 12, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: Analysis: Dispute with US nuns began decades ago
A conflict that has entangled the Vatican, American bishops and the largest umbrella group for U.S. nuns may seem to have erupted suddenly, but it actually has its roots in decades-old disputes over Roman Catholic teaching.