Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sister Margaret McBride

Life as a Human  just published my article, "The Common Sense of Mercy," on the controversy surrounding the excommunication of Sister Margaret Mary McBride by Thomas Olmstead, Bishop of Phoenix, for her role in the approval of an abortion performed at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix in late 2009.

To read the article, go here.


  1. Excellent article -- just learned about Sr. Margaret McBride and am amazed how this is even an issue! Ah, Arizona, state of Neanderthals. [I'm still poped out, with a gay brother AND also being pro-choice.]

  2. Thanks for your comment, Kate Anne. It is indeed amazing that there can be such a disconnect between the common sense of mercy and the blind and thoughtless application of religious dictums.