August 12-19, 2013
Too often the Catholic Church learns the value of accountability and transparency the hard way. In Philadelphia, for example, a senior member of the archdiocesan staff walked off with more than $900,000 in church proceeds before the theft was uncovered in the summer of 2011. The newly arrived archbi
The reverberations can be heard nationwide. As church employees and volunteers receive notices requiring them to attend safe-environment trainings, their responses have become familiar: “Again?” “Didn’t we just do that?” “I went through this where I teach; do I ne
Contrary to Barry Manilow’s decades-old assertion, the Copacabana is apparently the hottest spot south of Havana. At least it was for seven days in July when Pope Francis visited Brazil for World Youth Day. To be fair, Mr. Manilow’s 1978 disco power ballad refers to the famed Manhattan n
Living In ChristMy interest was piqued by Bill McGarvey (“The Sexual Devolution”) and Christina A. Astorga (“Save Yourself”) in the July 1 issue. Both writers touch upon the consequences suffered by the hookup generation. Of course, the predominance of youthful hookups is not
Addressing new legal challenges to the seal of confession.