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

The Viganò report, and what Wuerl didn’t know

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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