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Perverse Mission? Catholic Approaches to Foreign Policy

Reverse Mission: Transnational Religious Communities and the Making of US Foreign Policy By Timothy Byrnes. Georgetown University Press, 2001. 216 pp. by Frances Kissling Timothy Byrnes is an engaging academic political scientist who has written extensively and wisely on religion and politics, particularly the political role of the institutional Catholic church (see Transnational Catholicism in Postcommunist Europe, Rowman &...

Report on Sex Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church


With commentary from FRANCES KISSLING, AMANDA MARCOTTE, ELIZABETH CASTELLI, SCOTT KORB, MARY VALLE, PETER BEBERGAL, JACK DOWNEY

Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise:
The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests

by Frances Kissling This past week, criminologists at the John Jay College of Criminal Law released a numbers crunching, statistically dense, spiritually troubling 144 page report which aimed to identify the causes and context of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests between 1950 to 2002. The report was commissioned by the U.S. Conference of...

Frances Kissling on On Being

Frances Kissling, a visiting scholar at University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and former president of Catholics for Choice, will be on Krista Tippett's On Being show on January 20.  For more information, click here.