Religious Orders and Sexual Abuse

NPR story points out that religious orders have been spared much of the anger over cover-ups of sexual abuse of children–dioceses have born the brunt of the storm–but that is now changing, as the Eastern Province of the Dominicans is learning. Via Bishop Accountability.

Happy New Year from the Record Companies

In previous decades we laughed and rolled our eyes at the increasingly ludicrous claims made by tobacco company lawyers in defense of their product. Now the lawyers for record companies are assuming the position of most ridiculous–except where the tobacco lawyers sought to preserve and protect customer choice, the record companies are going after their…

Mixed Messages on Migration

When it comes to Mexicans who are here illegally, Catholic bishops say everyone has a right to migrate and illegals should be referred to merely as “undocumented.” Yet Archbishop Michel Sabbath, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, tells Catholics in Israel and the West Bank that they must not leave; he says they have a “vocation”…