The headmaster of the Delbarton School has been accused of sexual misconduct with the school’s boys. There are multiple accusers. The (former) headmaster, Fr. Luke Travers, is a Benedictine monk and was headmaster of the school while I was there. He was slightly creepy, but it is only fair to say that a large percentage [...]
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A recent report on sexual abuse in Ireland has concluded that the hierarchy’s practices regarding sexual abuse have not changed much, with the hierarchy covering up cases two-thirds of the time, in cases from 1996 to 2007, even after new guidelines had been released. The Vatican in particular came up for rebuke, as it apparently [...]
Astonishing statement by a U.S. servicemember on DADT, reported to me by a friend: “This is the first time my government and my religion are in conflict.” What an indictment of establishment Christianity. On the normal processes of military operation – killing, torture, violence – a soldier can see his Church as favorable or irrelevant. [...]
Kung comes across as just as stuck in his ways as his opposition – the old boring liberal vs. conservative battle the Church has borrowed from the culture – but he’s smart of course and says some very perceptive things in this open letter to the bishops. And the conclusion? Call a council.
I’ve been quiet for awhile now, due to productive book-writing, guests, Easter in the City, and fabulous weather, which to squander by spending indoors when you don’t have to would be sinful. Today, however, I simply had to give my body a break – I’m a bit sore from outdoor labor and sun exposure. But [...]
The man in the photo with the Leviticus quotation tattooed on his arm, who clearly sees it as a justification for violence against gays, got some great treatment from a pastor who reads Andrew Sullivan’s blog: Too bad the guy with the passage from Leviticus tattooed on his arm didn’t read the next chapter: “You [...]
For those who haven’t seen it or want a refresher, here’s the clip of Reginald Foster and Bill Maher. It amazes me how Maher struck the major emotional chord of Reginaldus’ life: a man who dedicated his life to the Church, then fell in love with God, and has had to try (with only partial success) [...]