- Jun 17, 2021
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?”
World Youth Day is sort of the Olympic Games of the Catholic Church, by far the largest regular global gathering of its kind. Charmingly, despite its name, “World Youth Day” is actually a week-long event, and routinely draws crowds in the millions. The 2016 edition is set for Krakow, Poland,
For Catholics pretty much anyplace in the early 21st century, here’s a fact of life we might as well name out loud: Catholicism, for all intents and purposes, is hooked on Filipinos.