Opinion

Opinion

Catholic leaders within the United States ought to think about finding out a proposal made by Bishop Franz-Josef Bode, the vice chairman of the German bishops’ convention, who has inspired a considerate dialogue on whether or not Catholic clergymen would possibly supply a kind of blessing for Catholics in same-sex relationships. “Although ‘marriage for all’ […]

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Philippines Deports American Missionary Over ‘Political Activity’

MANILA — The Philippines on Wednesday deported an American missionary discovered to have engaged in “political activities,” however two of his colleagues, each Africans, have been ready for his or her fates to be determined by the federal government. The missionary, Adam Shaw, of Brunswick, Ohio, was headed to Cleveland to be reunited along with […]

Archbishop Philip Wilson Is Sentenced in Australia for Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse

Archbishop Philip Wilson Is Sentenced in Australia for Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse

MELBOURNE, Australia — The highest-ranking Catholic official to have been discovered responsible of concealing sexual crimes towards youngsters was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian courtroom on Tuesday. The official, Philip Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide, was sentenced a month after being found guilty of failing to report baby sexual abuse. Archbishop […]

Review: In ‘Scissoring,’ Visits From Ghosts of a Closeted Past

Review: In ‘Scissoring,’ Visits From Ghosts of a Closeted Past

In a classroom at an all-girls Roman Catholic highschool in New Orleans, the ghost of Lorena Hickok surveys the state of affairs. A journalist, she was Eleanor Roosevelt’s devoted good friend and fairly presumably her nice love. If their relationship was a romance — and in Christina Quintana’s bittersweet new comedy “Scissoring,” it was certainly […]

‘Who Is This Stupid God?’ For His Latest Insult, Duterte Aims High

‘Who Is This Stupid God?’ For His Latest Insult, Duterte Aims High

Mr. Duterte has repeatedly accused the church of hypocrisy, suggesting that lots of its monks had affairs with girls. After a Philippine priest was gunned down this month — the third killing of a priest since December — Archbishop Villegas urged Mr. Duterte to tone down his criticism of the church, saying it may encourage […]

Competition for Land and Water Fuels Violence in Nigeria

Competition for Land and Water Fuels Violence in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria — Clashes between armed herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria are escalating to more and more violent episodes as a battle for scarce assets stirs long-held tensions over faith and ethnicity. By some estimates the clashes have taken greater than 500 lives this 12 months. In latest days, at the least 86 folks have […]

Opinion

Opinion

The first time I ever heard the reality about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the previous archbishop of Washington, D.C., lastly exposed as a sexual predator years into his retirement, I believed I used to be listening to a paranoiac rant. It was the early 2000s, I used to be attending some earnest panel on faith, and […]

Vatican Court Sentences Cleric to 5 Years on Child Pornography Charges

Vatican Court Sentences Cleric to five Years on Child Pornography Charges

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican tribunal on Saturday sentenced a former Vatican diplomat to 5 years in jail and a nice of about $5,800 for possessing and distributing baby pornography. The Vatican has been embroiled for many years in a global scandal involving the sexual abuse of minors, however this was the primary time in […]

Pope Francis Criticized Family Separations Before Policy’s Reversal

Pope Francis Criticized Family Separations Before Policy’s Reversal

ROME — Before President Trump’s about-face on Wednesday, Pope Francis criticized the administration’s separation of migrant children from their dad and mom, saying in an interview earlier this week that “populism is not the solution” to a migration disaster that’s reworking world politics. In a uncommon sit-down interview, Francis told Reuters that “I am on […]

Violence in Nicaragua Undermines Peace Talks 2 Months Into Uprising

Violence in Nicaragua Undermines Peace Talks 2 Months Into Uprising

MASAYA, Nicaragua — It is essentially the most irregular of armies. Armed solely with do-it-yourself mortars, their options hidden behind scarves and ski masks, the fighters of Masaya crouched behind the barricades they constructed to guard the streets of their rebellious metropolis. Shots rang out, answered by the uninteresting thud of improvised explosives, because the […]