World’s Top Female Boxer Fighting to Turn Pro

Ireland’s Katie Taylor knows that the payoff or publicity won’t be great when she breaks the gender barrier and enters the World Series of Boxing this fall. But she’s ready for the challenge. “I really embrace it,” said the sport’s female world champion.

Nuns Claim No Role in Irish Laundry Scandal

When I interviewed two Irish nuns in February it was a big story because it was the first time any nuns had commented on the abusive Magdalene Laundries run by four Catholic orders. Nothing since then makes a reconciliation with victims look likely soon.