NCR Editorial Staff
The Buffalo Diocese has been dogged by woeful succession of reports of coverups of sexual abuse. Now a Polish priest is claiming that when, as a seminarian, he was sexually assaulted by a priest, the bishop threatened to deny him ordination — and to deport him.
We say: Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister writes that "the ring of real prophecy lies in its uncommon courage." The Plowshares movement, a non-violent movement of both symbol and personal jeopardy, has that.
We say: The response in certain circles to the Aug. 21 court decision upholding Cardinal George Pell's conviction for sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s was as swift as it was irrational. Hysteria serves no purpose.
We say: "The 1619 Project" leaps light years ahead of the normal considerations of race in the United States, not through analysis or speculation, but rather through unflinching and minutely researched detail. Slavery is in almost every detail of who we are.