Vatican Job Interview

We’ve all had stressful job interviews.   For some it’s the questions, for others it is the waiting.  And every few years it’s the expectations of a billion people for you to lead them.  It’s currently just over 30 days from when the Vatican...

Sitting on a Catholic Fence

The Catholic church needs to get clearer on who it serves.  The latest story out of the Philadelphia area has 21 priests suspended and as many as 37 additional with credible sexual abuse allegations remaining in active ministry positions.   There are too many mixed...

surgeon general warning

Can you imagine seeing the following: The surgeon general warns that contact with certain religious leaders may result in unwanted sexual abuse. Even if something like this did exist, it would probably get about the same attention as the warning on cigarettes. So lets...

Failure to Act

Knowing but not doing anything about it is the latest banner of guilt capturing public interest.   “Pope Benedict XVI failed to act over complaints during the 1990s about a priest in the US who is thought to have abused some 200 deaf boys, victims say.”...

lets get the Pope

OK – this is an absurd title, but if you are following media frenzy regarding the sex abuse in the Pope’s old parish, and the recent letter about the past abuses in Ireland, it sort of sounds that way.  The Catholic Church doesn’t have a corner on...