Letters

When Absolute Power Corrupts Recently the Holy Father, Pope Francis, warned the leaders of a variety of lay-led Church groups that proliferated after the Second Vatican Council that “their mission is to serve, not to wield power or exert control over other.”  It is a message that is not unfamiliar to the pontificate of Francis.  Whether the… Continue reading

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The Church Could Use the Courage of Alexei Navalny

At the end of July, one of the highest ranking clerics in the Vatican, and a one-time close confidante of Pope Francis, Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, went on trial for alleged financial crimes. The trial is noteworthy not only because of the extent of the alleged crimes, the spending of what would be $412 million… Continue reading The Church Could Use the Courage of Alexei Navalny

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BUSE IS ABUSE, WHETHER SEXUAL OR CLERICAL. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO WAIT THIS LONG!

"Why? Why? Why did you let it go on for so long?" the cleric asks.It wasn’t a terribly bold question to ask, and yet we were told that some 70+ clerics were “frozen in silence,” as they listened to one of their confreres ask the newly appointed administrator of the Diocese of Avignon in France:… Continue reading BUSE IS ABUSE, WHETHER SEXUAL OR CLERICAL. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO WAIT THIS LONG!