The purpose of the Dallas Charter was not only to enhance the protection and safety of minors, but to effect a culture change when there were allegations, or even suspicions, of sexual abuse.
When some observers charge that nothing has changed in how the Church deals with sexual abuse, consider how quickly and smoothly Cardinal Wuerl ceased to be seen in public.
The Chilean bishops’ visit to Rome demonstrated the newfound willingness of bishops to push back publicly against objectionable actions.
Most of Venezuela's neighbours boycotted Maduro's inauguration. So why did the Vatican send a representative?
In the U.A.E., Christians are able to worship but religious liberty does not exist in a fulsome way. The bar is set so low for Muslim countries that the U.A.E. is hailed as a beacon of tolerance.
Having youthful illusions shattered by reality is painful, but the prime minister is holding up admirably well. He held his youthful illusions well into middle age, so it is past time to let them go.
Failing to mention the Maduro regime in any discussion of Venezuelan refugees would be like noting impediments to interurban traffic in Cold War Berlin without noting that the East German communists had built the wall.
The Crown appears to consider it an offence to protest restrictions on free speech if, in the past, you protested against abortion. The crime is exercising free speech while pro-life.
Father Raymond de Souza bemoans the death of local news, critiques the pornographication of the Super Bowl, and argues for setting down our iPhones to speak face-to-face again.
Such stereotypes would usually set off the finely-tuned antennae of the Hollywood set. So why did Black Panther get not only a pass, but an Oscar nomination? Because it made money, lots of it.
Increased technology and oversight are employed, sometimes at great cost and inconvenience, to eliminate even the remote possibility of error.
"Greatest of All Time" discussions are partly attractive because usually they cannot be so easily resolved, if resolved at all
We sometimes think of prophecy as predicting the future, a look ahead in chronos but it is more accurate to think of prophecy as kairos, revealing the deeper meaning of events.
Reconciliation, mercy, healing – all is possible on the other side of the experience of evil and horrific violence. The monks of Tibherine especially demonstrated that the seeds of reconciliation are planted by those who refuse to be conquered by fear and hate.
It’s been three years since I last recommended books for Christmas gifts, so it’s time again. Permit me to recommend four books this year, all involving friends of mine.
We are not strangers in our own country. We should not act like it. We are not ashamed of the Gospel. We should not act like it.