Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Crime and Punishment”

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

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