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Posts in category “Crime and Punishment”

Nobody Really Knows What Happened In Ferguson

The New York Times reports that witnesses to Michael Brown’s shooting have …

Posted August 19th, 2014

Ferguson Will Never Come Back

Whatever the cause or causes of the crisis in Ferguson, five, ten …

Posted August 18th, 2014

The Disgrace Of Ferguson

And it is pretty damn insane that people who spend all day …

Posted August 15th, 2014

Edward Snowden: Traitor Or Hero?

James Bamford’s longish piece on Edward Snowden in Wired is well worth …

Posted August 14th, 2014

‘Trust Us,’ Said The Bishop

A Catholic reader in south Louisiana sent me over the weekend this …

Posted August 4th, 2014

How To Stalk Someone Via Facebook

Jerri Kelley Phillips learned some things via Facebook, and they’re pretty shocking, …

Posted July 29th, 2014

Westminster As Chinatown

Don’t know if you’ve been following the burgeoning scandal in the UK, …

Posted July 23rd, 2014

Religious Freedom Under Threat In Louisiana

This is shocking: The Catholic Diocese of¬†Baton Rouge¬†has issued a statement decrying …

Posted July 7th, 2014

The Fruits Of Clericalism

The other day, I blogged about the conviction of Fr. Isidore (Stanley) …

Posted June 19th, 2014

How The Youth Minister Became A Sexual Predator

Last week, Leadership Journal, a publication of Christianity Today, published an anonymous …

Posted June 17th, 2014

Forgiving Sexual Offenders In The Clergy?

This is shocking, but not surprising: A former Corvallis priest pleaded guilty …

Posted June 16th, 2014

Archbishop Carlson & Strategic Amnesia

Catholic journalist Phil Lawler is disgusted by Archbishop Robert Carlson’s cowardly, butt-covering …

Posted June 11th, 2014

Dark Parents, Dark Daughter

It turns out that the parents of one of the 12-year-old girls …

Posted June 10th, 2014

Bishop ‘Not Sure’ Child Molestation A Crime

In the clip above from a recent videotaped deposition, released today, Robert …

Posted June 10th, 2014

Monsters Hiding In Plain Sight

This unnerves me: In what law enforcement officials have described as the …

Posted May 21st, 2014

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