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Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

Benedict, Viganò, Francis, and McCarrick: Where things stand on nuncio’s allegations

Sep 3, 2018

By JD Flynn

On its face, the arc of Archbishop Viganò’s story is straightforward.  Read more

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Oct. 27, 2017.

The Viganò report, and what Wuerl didn’t know

Aug 31, 2018

By Ed Condon

On Aug. 25, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released a 11-page “testimony” which made specific allegations against a number of high-ranking... Read more

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Oct. 27, 2017.

Who might follow Cardinal Wuerl in DC?

Aug 24, 2018

By JD Flynn

In the ten days since the publication of an Aug. 14 Pennsylvania grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse, newspapers... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

‘What do you want to know?’ The Catholic reaction to bishops and sexual abuse

Aug 16, 2018

By JD Flynn

Among the sexual abusers mentioned in the Aug. 14 Pennsylvania grand jury report, one priest merits particular attention.  Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Will Cardinal O'Malley's response to McCarrick allegations be enough?

Jul 26, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Séan O’Malley of Boston released a statement Tuesday in response to the unfolding allegations concerning Cardinal McCarrick.  Read more

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick, the bishops, and unanswered questions

Jul 23, 2018

By JD Flynn

A new allegation of child sexual abuse was leveled against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick last Thursday, one month after the June... Read more

Is Church teaching changing on the death penalty?

Jul 20, 2018

By Ed Condon

The Church has consistently taught that the state has the authority to use the death penalty. But, in recent years,... Read more

Pope Francis.

After new appointments, will Pope Francis' stalled curial reform start moving?

Jul 11, 2018

By Elise Harris

A long-time priority of Pope Francis, curial reform – specifically the overhaul of Vatican finances and communications – has been... Read more

Book Review: Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life

May 14, 2018

The meteoric rise of Jordan B. Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, has resulted in a... Read more