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"I have made my peace with the church," Magro said after the meeting. VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI received words
This weekend (April 17-18), Benedict will visit the Mediterranean island nation of Malta, where a Vatican spokesman has said
It is not "anti-Catholic" to hypothesize that these things may have something to do with the Church's extraordinary difficulty
The Catholic Church has chosen the comfortable approach to its communications during this ongoing sex abuse scandal: to cloister itself. Systematically, it has closed down any venue or platform for discussion.
For Catholics, what we need to acknowledge is that, without the interventions of the press, however flawed, we likely would not be up to speed on the problem -- its seriousness and its scale.
The days of papal apologies and expressions of contrition and shame have come and gone. The Church now lays blame on the reporters, not on the perpetrators and those who overlooked their transgressions.
Repentance, demotions to desk duty, and other meaningless slaps on the wrists: these undeserved courtesies that the Church affords abusing priests are an outrageous insult to victims.
If you claim the authority of God, but don't do what God would do, then what do you turn into? You are like a dog asleep in a manger, not eating the food of life, and blocking others as you sleep.
The Pope must simply and publicly seek forgiveness for himself -- and other bishops -- for what we might call the sins of