A government advisory committee recommended that 11- and 12-year-old girls be routinely vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. The vaccine is most effective when it’s administered to girls before they become sexually active. But with the potential for premarital sex involved, the recommendation has been caught between science, politics and religion. More
Read more of Bob Abernethy's April 5, 2006 interview with writer and preacher Frederick Buechner.
Frederick Buechner is an ordained Presbyterian minister, but has never pastored a church and rarely attends one. His ministry is his writing: 32 novels and memoirs so far, and some sermons, as a guest preacher, many of which are in a new book, SECRETS IN THE DARK. For many Christians he's a celebrity, but Buechner feels that seeking ordination is the worst possible career move for a writer.
Read Faith and Doubt After Easter by David E. Anderson.
“For me personally, it’s so encouraging to be surrounded by people who believe in marriage, who are working at it, who love each other,” says Kathy Berkemeyer, who together with her husband Jack celebrated Valentine’s Day by renewing their vows at the annual Mass for Lovers ceremony held in Old St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Chicago. More