Book Review

Breaking through oaths of secrecy at the 2013 conclave

Book Review: If you have ever dreamed of being the proverbial fly on the wall during the election of a pope, then Gerard O'Connell's The Election of Pope Francis might make your dream come true.

Book Review

Nouwen a witness to committed priestly ministry

Book Review: Today's priesthood stands in need of reform. Michael W. Higgins and Kevin Burns agree; In Impressively Free: Henri Nouwen as Model for a Reformed Priesthood, they make their case.


How much corruption can we tolerate in the church before we leave?

Social sin and systemic corruption abound. But moral perversity that harms the young or vulnerable deserves no quarter. We cannot tolerate its institutional protection. And so I ask, how "much" corruption can I tolerate in my church?

Book Review

Duplicity, hypocrisy of the prelates exposed in Martel's 'Closet' book

Book review: Without question, In the Closet of the Vatican is a truly remarkable publishing event. The author's call for honesty and integrity can be joined by all factions of our divided, polarized church.