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Raniero Cantalamessa

The Catholic Church: Abusing, Endangering, And Intimidating Women

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

Cantalamessa talked about the need to end violence against women, which is crucial, but he did so without any acknowledgment of the Church's own culpability in the abuse, endangerment, and intimidation of women.

Pope Benedict's Gang -- Too Big to Fail?

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rick Ayers

After the defeat of Liberation Theology, the church has reverted to its worst traditions of authoritarianism and repression. It is that cruel history that is being exposed today.

Vatican Chooses to Prey on Rather Than Pray for Children

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeff Schweitzer

These are not the actions and reactions of an institution to which we should look for moral guidance. Sexual abuse by priests is not an anomaly; abuse and pedophilia are institutionalized realities.

9/11, Financial Crisis, Church Sex Scandal? Imagine That!

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

I'm sure there are plenty of unimaginable things in the Universe, though it's impossible to imagine what they are. But flying a plane into a building, the crash of a financial system and sex abuse by priests, we can safely say, aren't among them.

On Catholic Child Abuse, Please Leave the Jews Out of It

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alan Elsner

Like many non-Catholics, I have been observing the unfolding international scandal over sexual abuse of children by priests with a kind of shocked fascination.