The Catholic Church might be terrible at crisis management and the pope may not be perfect. But what might emerge from this dark episode is a more transparent, more accessible, and more sensitive Church.
There are moral, decent, and charitable people on Wall Street. But as an industry, it is becoming a graveyard of ethics and a carnival of consumption.
The largest kosher meat plant in the country employing hundreds of illegal immigrants? These are serious charges that go against both terrestrial and celestial law.
Rubashkin is no hero. Whatever the nobility of his intentions, he is a poor example to religious youth. His behavior must and should be condemned. But he is no monster either.
In stupidly shunning people like Judge Goldstone we in the Jewish community are alienating those who need the light of Jewish values most.
Pope Benedict is being kicked to the curb in nearly every part of the world. But I as a Jew do not forget that for all his failures, Benedict has been a great friend to the Jewish community,
The pope drove up the incline and arrived in front of St. Peter's Basilica. The people who were there to meet him sat on both sides of his dais. There were clergymen from all over the world
I had my meeting with the Pope today at his Wednesday audience. He promised me friendship and cooperation between our faiths. 'We will work together. We will work together,' he said.