Sean Taylor’s Church

Terry Mattingly writes about Sean Taylor, the recently murdered Washington Redskins player. Those who knew Taylor well spoke of peace with God, of how he’d been walking with God the last many months. Mattingly had written of that before; there was a trace of cynicism in the reporting, and no details of what Taylor’s conversion…

Clericalism

I’m still working on my review of Leon Podles’ book on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, Sacrilege. It’s a book of both history and its interpretation. Why did it happen, and why did the bishops cover it up? Why have the bishops and the popes never expressed any anger toward abusers? He sees clericalism…