Analysis: If the probe into the Australian church turns up something nasty, the church has only its leadership to blame.
Dec 7-20, 2012
THE WAR ON HERESY
By R.I. Moore
Published by Harvard University Press, $35
A statement by Australia's Federal Attorney General Nicola Roxon that the national royal commission into child sex abuse should look into requiring Catholic priests to break the seal of confession in cases of serious sex offenses generated much discussion inside and outside the church, even as Roxon tried to downplay the issue.
Soul Seeing: God can be found everywhere and in any medium, even on a shallow, time-sucking social media site like Facebook.
The Cardinal Newman Society defines its mission as helping "strengthen Catholic identity," but college and university presidents criticize the society.
Each of the 15 annual services for families of murder victims held in Brooklyn, N.Y., has followed a similar pattern. Each has been marked by a uniquely memorable event.
We say: Barring women from ordination to the Catholic priesthood is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand. The call to the priesthood is a gift from God.
Analysis: A year ago, the Catholic church began to use the missal. No one revolted, but can we call it a success?