This week, Cardinal George Pell, a high-ranking Vatican official, was summoned to his native Australia to face criminal charges for… Read more Church Fear Of Scandal Hurts Abuse Victims In New York And Elsewhere
Last year, many Catholic bishops and cardinals essentially made a Faustian bargain: They were willing to join hands with a… Read more Pro-Trump Catholics’ Faustian Bargain Yields Bitter Fruit
A lot has been written about Pope Francis’s goal of making the church more democratic, with less control by the… Read more More Power To Bishops? Not So Fast
I guess some of us American Catholics ought to be happy we were not treated to the spectacle of President… Read more Pence, Catholic Leaders, Share Narrow View of Faith at Prayer Breakfast
I am not one to go all sentimental on Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day always was the day my own mother… Read more Mother’s Day: Italian Style
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Washington D.C. archbishop, said something to the Washington Post on April 10 that screams false equivalence. When Barack Obama… Read more The Church’s False Equivalence Comes Back to Haunt Catholicism
An open letter to conservative Catholic philanthropist Timothy Busch: Dear Mr. Busch, As a fellow practicing Catholic, I was riveted… Read more A Modest Proposal to Catholic Conservatives: Fight Poverty
Today marks the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis’s election as pope. It is clear that the Pope has changed the… Read more After Four Years, Pope Francis Has Failed to Address Sexual Abuse in the Church
On February 23, two Catholic feminist scholars debated whether the Catholic Church is anti-woman. To me that’s akin to debating… Read more Is Catholic Church Anti-Woman?
It used to be that blogging for The Huffington Post was special. It was like being invited to a large… Read more Et tu, Huffington Post?