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…

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’…

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.