How to Understand the Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis

Andrew M. Haines

The sooner we reject false fatalism, the sooner we can get on with addressing the Church's deepest problems at their root.

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'Man By Man, Become a Choir'

Andrew M. Haines

We should demand bishops who are willing to accept their "special responsibility." And we should strive to be as harmonious as possible.

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We Still Need Apostolic Bishops

Andrew M. Haines

For all the failures of the American bishops, it would be foolish to suppose they're anything less than successors to the Apostles. But if we believe this, we should vigorously demand it. 

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Avoiding Social Media's Toxic Catholicism

Mattias A. Caro

We can't possibly be part of a solution to the current crisis. We are also not part of the problem. But we'll never know enough to resolve it.

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The Synod and the Crucible

Andrew M. Haines

The youth synod is timely, but extremely ironic. We can't really hope that trends in faith or vocations will change anytime soon.

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My Meeting with Cardinal Law

Andrew M. Haines

My Catholic identity still rests on elements of faith instilled in my childhood. Not on a keen sense for sniffing out good churchmen.

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Sex and the City of God

Andrew M. Haines

We're all victims, and enablers, in a culture of addiction that's endemic to Christians as much as anyone else.

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Ladaria: A Wonderful Appointment to Head the CDF

Andrew M. Haines

I remember him — back when he was just Father Ladaria — as an extremely gentle but intellectually powerful man.

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