If Only Mourdock Were Rare

I wish that what Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said this week, that pregnancy as a result of rape is “something that God intended to happen,” was so rare and out of the ordinary that I had to write something new in order to respond thoughtfully to it. It’s not. Here’s some of what [Read More…]

This is What Siding with Victims Looks Like

Stephen Prothero has it pretty much summed up over at CNN’s Belief Blog today: “Far too often, Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals have identified not with abused children but with their “band of brothers,” their fellow priests. In the case of the sex crimes committed by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, officials at Penn [Read More…]