Posts tagged "pedophilia"

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...

Upgrading to Homos

The Catholic League's president, Bill Donohue, has written all of us a long letter which features in a full page ad in today's New York Times.  Criticism of the church is outlandishly overblown, he argues, citing Philip Jenkins, a 2004 John Jay study (funded by the USCCB), and Robert S. Bennett of the...

Anglican Schism and the Future of Christian Communities

At the end of a brief post yesterday about failure of bishops to solve the potential schism that ordination of women may cause in the Anglican communion, Joanna Brooks asks this question: "Will diverging perspectives on gender and sexuality determine the shape of the 21st-century Christian world?" It's a question that only begs more:  Does...