- Oct 21, 2020
A new statistical analysis seeks to contextualize data about child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, four months after a grand jury report detailed hundreds of abuse allegations in six of the state’s dioceses, spanning nearly eight decades.
When France returns to the polls on May 7 to elect a new president, they face a choice between two outsiders. One – Marine Le Pen – offers a protectionist, nativist response to the crisis of globalization. The other – Emmanuel Macron – seeks a new, deeper engagement with the European Union, making globalization work for France.
The peculiar horror of yesterday’s slaying of an elderly French priest by Islamist teenagers was designed to tempt Christians into responding with their own violence. But Pope Francis and the French bishops insisted on peace, love, and dialogue.
The scandal surrounding the founder of a powerful Catholic movement in Peru illustrates that “lay empowerment” in the Church without accountability is still a form of window-dressing.
When Francis and a group of Jains met Wednesday morning, it was about friends getting together, but it was also what master strategists do – leading by addition, not subtraction.
When Trump and Clinton square off, here’s a question: “Do you recognize the U.S. has a clear strategic interest in supporting Christians and other minority communities in the Middle East?”