Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Crime and Punishment”

What Did This Bullied Kid Learn In School?

This sets me on fire: A South Fayette High School sophomore claims …

Posted April 12th, 2014

Pope Francis Apologizes For Priest Sex Abuse

A public statement: I feel compelled to personally take on all the …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Defrocking The Frockless

A Canadian court has convicted a Canadian Orthodox archbishop in a 30-year-old …

Posted March 26th, 2014

Dear Pope Francis, To Know Is Not The Same As To Do

Pope Francis has named his top-level panel to deal with the sexual …

Posted March 24th, 2014

Plot Thickens At Bob Jones University

You may have heard that the influential Christian pastor Bill Gothard has …

Posted March 5th, 2014

Not Guilty By Reason Of Being Kennedy

PeterK asks, “Do members of the Kennedy family ever take responsibility for …

Posted February 27th, 2014

Life Behind B.A.R.s, Or, The Anti-Portlandia

What happens when the money runs out, and you live in a …

Posted February 27th, 2014

Kill Your Kids’ Social Media Accounts

An 18-year-old socially maladjusted nerd in Texas who joked on Facebook about …

Posted February 14th, 2014

Ray Nagin Is A Crook. The Jury Says So.

The former New Orleans mayor was convicted of multiple fraud, bribery, and …

Posted February 12th, 2014

How Not To Respond To GRACE

The Christian sexual abuse investigating team GRACE, which was abruptly fired by …

Posted February 12th, 2014

Why Is Bob Jones University So Nervous?

The fundamentalist college fired GRACE, the investigator it hired to look into allegations …

Posted February 11th, 2014

Texas Affluenza Teen Walks. Again.

Unbelievable: The families of victims who were injured or killed in a …

Posted February 6th, 2014

Hate To Admit It, But Woody Allen Is Kind Of Right

Woody Allen, in his 2010 Commonweal interview, on the title character of …

Posted February 4th, 2014

Woody Allen & Why Nihilists Make Bad Babysitters

Damon Linker has a reflection this morning on what we both believe …

Posted February 4th, 2014

Woody Allen & Separating Art From The Artist

Nicholas Kristof’s column this week focuses on the allegation made by Woody …

Posted February 1st, 2014

Heart-Wrenching Last Words From A Suicide

Jesse Ryan Loskarn was a powerful Senate aide until he was arrested …

Posted January 28th, 2014

Type A Potheads Vs. The Stoned Masses

Prof. Edward Hamilton posts an Evans-Manning-winning comment on the David Brooks On …

Posted January 4th, 2014