The wrongs of the past can’t be retroactively undone, of course, but houses of worship can implement realistic policies to help keep more kids safe in the future.
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.
I have a simple call to action for people from every church and from all walks of life. It is this: Do your job without partiality. Do not be swayed by the reputation of individuals or the power of institutions.
Tens of thousands of Catholic women are doing what so few official church ‘leaders’ have done as this abuse crisis spins out of control.
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.
Contrary to Robert Tracinski’s argument about the Catholic priest sex scandal, the Catholic church is not at war with reason or private judgement.
Abuse should not be covered up, and offending priests should be dismissed from the priesthood, of course, but the church’s teaching on sexuality is not the problem.
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.
Hypocrisy, even that which stinks to the highest heaven, does not and cannot disprove truth.
Since his election, Pope Francis has done everything within his power to soften and subvert the church’s teaching concerning human sexuality. He also packed the College of Cardinals with the Lavender Mafia.
If the left succeeds in forcing Donald Trump out of office, the damage to our democratic republic cannot be overstated.
Far too many church leaders, including some still in positions of authority, saw a greater ‘sin’ in public scandal than in the violation of young children.
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.
Michael Cohen’s new lawyer, Lanny Davis, can be properly described as a personification of the cliché, ‘everything that’s wrong with Washington.’
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.
John F. Kennedy’s legacy as president is not defined by sordid affairs, and neither will Donald Trump’s be.
The moral reform movement on sexual harassment has veered into predictable overkill, but it’s worth defending the original phenomenon.
Sexual harassment digests a degenerate thug like Harvey Weinstein with a college student who makes an awkward pass or a well-intentioned boss who compliments a dress.
A top lawyer resigned from the Texas Attorney General’s Office just hours after posting a Federalist article criticizing aspects of the #MeToo movement.
With high turnout and 80 percent in favor of a candidate in a group that is a large population share, Roy Moore still substantially underperformed among white evangelicals.
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