Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “Catholic Church”

Inside Father Dinh’s Closet

Part II of my review of ‘In The Closet Of The Vatican’

Posted February 28th, 2019

They Prey, You Pray — And Pay

After the bill comes due in Montana for decades of pervert priests fleecing the flock, Montana bishop asks parishioners to pay

Posted July 28th, 2018

The Elephant Remains In The Sacristy

Until the scandal-swamped Catholic Church faces its gay priest problem, nothing will change

Posted July 24th, 2018

Letters From A Parish Priest

A voice from deep in the trenches tells the laity what’s what

Posted July 19th, 2018

Aged Perv Protected By Church

Same song, seven hundred and seventy-seventh verse — this time, in New Orleans

Posted July 8th, 2018

Letter From A Frustrated Parish Priest

Cleric: If we speak out against corruption, the bishop will ruin our lives

Posted July 4th, 2018

Cardinal Harvey Weinstein

Understanding why Hollywood kept the movie mogul’s secrets sheds light on why Catholics keep gay priests’ secrets

Posted July 4th, 2018

Uncle Ted & The Grand Inquisitor

A lot of people have known about Cardinal McCarrick’s sexual corruption for a long time. Why have they kept silent?

Posted June 22nd, 2018

Church: Cardinal McCarrick Is A Molester

The retired Washington, DC, archbishop deserves his own #MeToo moment

Posted June 20th, 2018

Chilean Catholic Bishops Resign En Masse

In wake of abuse cases, an astonishing act of humility and responsibility

Posted May 18th, 2018

Francis Reaches Concordat With Communists

WSJ reports pontiff agrees to accept Beijing-blessed bishops

Posted February 1st, 2018

Francis Surrogate Fires Warning Shot

High-ranking Vatican official threatens to strip four dissenting cardinals of their rank

Posted November 29th, 2016

How Bad Leadership Destroys Institutions

Trump is the judgment on failed leaders of decadent institutions. He is likely only the first of many to come

Posted May 9th, 2016

The Desolate City

A young Catholic man’s lament for his Church’s auto-destruction

Posted October 13th, 2015

Rotherham Is Everywhere

You don’t think you can be fooled by sexual abusers? You’re lying to yourself.

Posted September 7th, 2014

Edward Snowden: Traitor Or Hero?

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

Posted August 14th, 2014

Catholic Bishops As Fifth Columnists In War On Religious Liberty

A reader sends along the sworn affidavit of Jennifer Haselberger (PDF), from 2008-2013 …

Posted July 15th, 2014