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Evangelical leaders stand by pastor accused of abuse cover-up

Several leading evangelical pastors and authors have come to the defense of a pastor accused in a lawsuit for covering … Continued

Orthodox rabbis laud conviction of Hasidic man on sexual abuse charges

The world’s largest group of Orthodox rabbis is lauding the process that led to the conviction of a Hasidic Jewish … Continued

Vatican ends probe of clergy abuse in Ireland

VATICAN CITY — Following a yearlong investigation into decades of rampant abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, the … Continued

Cardinal says bishops must ‘cooperate’ with police on abuse

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s doctrinal chief on Monday (Feb. 6) told Catholic bishops from all over the world that … Continued

A priest’s view of Penn State

Gene J. Puskar AP Penn State’s Malcolm Willis (10) and Silas Redd, right, kneel in prayer before an NCAA college … Continued

Religious law for the modern world

Many of us have long thought the world had become liberal enough to stop execution of persons for practicing their … Continued

Catholics’ disregard of teaching does not make it untrue

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Organized child rape as a religion: FLDS leader gets a new trial

A new trial was ordered by the Utah State Supreme Court this week for Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist … Continued

Child sex abuse and women’s ordination: the Vatican’s immoral equivalency

Open mouth and insert foot–again and again and again. That must be the Vatican motto under Pope Benedict XVI. How … Continued

Church’s real enemy: sin

Pope Benedict XVI has named the chief enemy of the Catholic Church today: the Catholic Church today. With his statements … Continued