sexual abuse

Left to right: Bertrand, an unidentified friend, Sister Benen Kent and Britten in 1967.

Shattered Faith in Two Parts

Women victims are the latest to find a voice in the Catholic abuse scandal, but who will listen to their song?

Killing the Buddha

A Sigh of Relief

We just got a powerful letter from “Gabe.” Messages like this make all our Buddha killing feel worthwhile: I have just read the article, “[Shattered Faith in Two Parts],” and breathed a sigh of relief that this horrible story has made it to the news. I am so very sorry that this happened to those…

Killing the Buddha

Blinded By Science

Remember Paul Shanley? He was said to be the worst of the pedophile priests, sentenced in 2005 to 12-15 years. But soon, he’ll get another day in court, as Massachusetts’ top tribunal takes up questions about the evidence used to achieve his conviction. The problem with the trial of Paul Shanley, says JoAnn Wypijewski, wasn’t…

Young Lovers

Where’s the Love?

Indian canoodling couples face the wrath of the Sri Ram Sene.

"Judaism is not a religion for cowards," he said.


Preaching purity, a man with a mission finds out how messy life can be.

Bishop Sean O’Malley

The Archbishop’s New Clothes

The Catholic Church gets a makeover in Boston — but how deep does it go?

Why I Am Still a Catholic

Keeping it Medieval

Can Catholics continue to overlook the Church’s crimes and misdemeanors?

“It’s hard to be a priest,” says Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk

Confessions of an Ex-Seminarian

Porn, drugs and the devil in a Cincinnati seminary. And that’s nothing compared to the sins of the archbishop.