The loss of confidence in Pope Francis reflects that his mismanagement of the crisis has been a scandal in itself. It may also reveal a growing public awareness of Francis’ own poor record.
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.
The change is painful, but good to make us more who we truly are. I know that when this trial ends, the church will emerge closer to Christ than before.
Ultimately, the core of the issue here is not about sex. Not substantially. It is about a degraded Vatican culture that supports men like Theodore McCarrick.
All of the major players in this story — Ali Watkins, James Wolfe, The New York Times, and the Department of Justice — behaved in less than admirable fashion.
It didn’t stop with Harvey Weinstein. It’s now spreading to the political media, where it is about to cause a similar devastating loss of moral credibility.
Jenny Sanford’s reaction was different, real, and yes, empowering.
In an ‘October Surprise,’ a media outlet runs a negative story on a candidate late in the campaign season to break his balance and benefit his socially oriented opponent.
Resident experts Rich Cromwell and Mollie Hemingway discuss Rudy Giuliani’s claim that ‘everybody’ cheats on his or her spouse.
The mainstream media push the ‘Republican War on Women’ but you will never hear them mention the women who allege being raped by Bill Clinton and harassed by his wife.
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