Catholics leaving the church over the sex abuse crisis are giving into the false notion that the sacraments depend on blameless clerics.
As sex abuse runs rampant, how should faithful Catholics deal with bishops who have already deserted their flock by engaging in egregious behavior?
If matters were ‘ultimately all about’ the Eucharist, it would have to be admitted that Eastern Orthodoxy remains a perfectly legitimate option for discouraged and disillusioned Catholics.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops met in Baltimore this week hoping to address the sex abuse crisis. Instead, they made things worse.
Catholic laity are right to demand honesty from the hierarchy. But let them also be honest with themselves and others about why they remain in the church.
This scandal will prove to be a crisis on the scale of the Protestant Reformation, which began just over 500 years ago — an earthquake of 9.5 on the Richter scale.
We don’t need more bland expressions of sorrow from bishops. We need public penance, resignations, and a new generation of leaders in the Catholic Church.
From a hierarchical perspective, the Catholic Church can seem more ‘egalitarian’ and, depending on one’s degree of myopia, even ‘liberal’ or ‘feminist.’
Aye carumba! Someone in the ‘70s slipped something illicit in the chalice, and the flashbacks today for Roman Catholics like me are fierce.
‘Catholic leaders’ believe that ‘climate change’ is on the ‘same level’ as abortion and the death penalty? If you know about Catholics, you’d be skeptical.
It doesn’t matter which faith you adhere to—we should care about attacks on the Catholic Church, because one threat to religious liberty affects us all.
Is there a genuine possibility that Rome could follow the example of mainline Protestantism and collectively shipwreck its faith? Tim Kaine thinks so. Here’s how it would happen.
In the wake of Pope Francis’s exhortation, ‘The Joy of Love,’ suddenly the rhetorical question, ‘Is the pope Catholic?’ doesn’t seem so rhetorical anymore.
We’ve reached the point where the only real heresy is to call heresy heretical.
Media confusion about how a gay Vatican priest with a boyfriend could be stripped of duties highlights the need to understand basics of Catholic teaching.
The Federalist contributors discuss Pope Francis’s new environment-themed encyclical, ‘Laudato Si.’
By telling people their spirituality is measured by what they do, Pope Francis in his recent encyclical rejects the central message of the gospel: grace.
Atheists need to understand and embrace the role religion has played in creating the world we live in.
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