More on Pedophile Priests

Catholic leaders using Communion as a weapon in the culture wars

Polling shows that ex-Catholics are the third largest religious group in the United States. Many Catholic laity are experiencing a … Continued

Pennsylvania pastor and church charged in mock raid, kidnapping

HARRISBURG, Pa. — It was supposed to be a realistic lesson on the dangers missionaries sometimes face overseas. But after … Continued

Vatican denies bid to keep Boston Catholic churches open

BOSTON — Groups of Boston-area Catholics who have waged an eight-year battle to block the sale of parish buildings are … Continued

No good choices

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

Converting to Islam today

By Alison Lake This essay is the second in a series about religious conversion. Click here to read Alison’s first … 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

Vatican’s blame-the-media mode

By Howard KurtzWashington Post media writer I had to chuckle when a top Vatican official accused the New York Times … Continued

Don’t blame the media, blame the abusers

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

The Vatican playing victim in the court of public opinion

I had not intended to write another column about the pedophilia scandal that has, at long last, reached the leadership … Continued

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Open the books, tell the truth

Pope Benedict the XVI cannot escape responsibility for clerical sex abuse scandals in Europe.