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Australian priests and a bishop have said they would go to jail rather than break the seal of confession to report a person confessing to child sexual abuse. Kieran Tapsell says the issue can resolved with a change to canon law.
I believe God created me as a gay man. I see that He creates all types of people, and not all of them are straight. Jesus did not judge others because of who they were. Nor should we.
NCR's recent editorial rightly cites the all-male clerical culture as a key factor in sex abuse, but it fails to point out Pope Francis' inaction.
Commentary: A first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons is being discussed at the United Nations, but the United States and four other governments are not taking part.