Father Martin’s Double Standard

  Father Martin’s Double Standard “The Rev. James Martin is a Roman Catholic rock star.” That is how his admirer Frank Bruni described him, in a February 3, 2018 Op-Ed in The New York Times. He continued: His books, including … Continue reading

Clergy Abuses — Abuses of Clergy

In recent years the media have been vicious in their attacks against the Catholic clergy for even the slightest hint of sexual abuse that have come to light. However, the same media have been almost unconcerned when it comes to … Continue reading

Guilty Until Proven Guiltier

No one denies that some priests have terribly abused minors, and some bishops failed to act properly to stop this unspeakable harm. This is the qualifier that must be placed before any rational discussion of the sexual abuse scandals. However, … Continue reading

The Insidious Question

Somebody asked me if I were a man of the right. Enthusiastically and euphorically I answered, “Yes.” On answering, I was already waiting for the concise and venomous little question that would come next: “Of the extreme right, then?” The … Continue reading