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Pope Francis Asks for Forgiveness for Priests Who Abused Children – But What About Justice?

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Perhaps we should all pray for theses abusive priests and forgive them, but that does not mean forgetting – now or ever. Read More »

Pope to Be Installed Tuesday; Work on Issues Begins

As he assumes command of the Vatican ship of state and its complement of 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide, Pope Francis I faces navigating between the Scylla of priestly scandal and the Charybdis of declining Church membership. Read More »

Why Not Limit The Term of the New Pope?

By limiting the term of the pope Catholics worldwide would not feel as if they were trapped with a leader who doesn’t hear them or care about what they really need. Read More »

Pope Benedict XVI, “God’s Rottweiler,” to Step Down

Pope Benedict will retire at the end of February. Read More »

Book Review: The Good Pope: John XXIII & Vatican II–The Making of a Saint and the Remaking of the Church by Greg Tobin

A biography of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, Pope John XXIII, credited with helping modernize the Catholic Church, even though he only served from 1958 to 1963. Read More »

Book Review: Creed by Michael Chavez

Impact of the Catholic Church, drug use, and sexual orientation on the rapidly-changing American culture. Read More »

Will The Government Aid the Catholic Church in Enforcing Her Principles?

The choice seems simple, so why the debate? Must the Catholic Church pay for options they consider abhorrent? Read More »

Book Review: God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World by Cullen Murphy

In today’s lingo, inquisitions are probably the purest form of “hate crimes.” Discover their appeal in God's Jury. Read More »

Joe Paterno Fired – Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing

Joe Paterno will eventually be remembered not for what he has done but what he failed to do. That is a fitting legacy to be sure. Read More »

Daring to Confront the Hard Truths

Arguing about quibbling matters can never replace confronting the larger ones underneath. Read More »