Pope Francis accepts resignation of US bishop for the first time under new sex abuse protocols

In 2019 Bishop Hoeppner was publicly accused of trying to cover up allegations of sexual abuse against a priest of the diocese. He has denied he thwarted such an investigation.

Who will Joe Biden send to Rome? 8 top contenders for U.S. ambassador to the Vatican

If precedent is any indicator, whoever Biden names is likely to be a practicing Catholic who has either worked or volunteered with the Catholic Church — and who is an open supporter of the president.
The moral legitimacy of modern policing is poisoned by Its racist and anti-worker roots, writes Dwayne David Paul. We must give up the idea that the state provides safety through force and violence.
Dwayne David PaulOctober 15,2020

March 1,2021

As a 90s kid, I loved Disney’s ‘So Weird’ for its use of faith, sacrifice and the paranormal. As an adult, I still do.

As a kid, my favorite show was about death. Strangest of all, I watched it on the Disney Channel.

Ernest Hemingway was a brilliant writer and a terrible person. Discuss.

A new PBS documentary makes us ask: Is it possible to admire the art produced by a writer whom the reader dislikes, disdains, perhaps even despises?

What’s on your bookshelf? Welcome to Spring Books 2021!

An introduction to all the books, new and old, profiled in our Spring Literary Review 2021.