The Not-So-Simple Faithful

How do you welcome someone who’s convinced he holds the deed to your house? That’s the question I’d put to Pope Francis. Or maybe I should say the latest question. Addressing an enormous crowd in Paraguay, he urged the Church to “welcome those who do not think as we do.” Maybe Paraguayan bishops are in [Read More...]

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Bill Cosby and Creepiness Creep

Cancel the culture war. When newspapers of record start writing headlines in the language of teenage girls, you know there’s no culture left to have a war over. Following the public revelation of court documents in which Bill Cosby admitted obtaining Quaaludes for the purpose of getting women into bed, Washington Post associate editor Carlos [Read More...]

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Pope Francis and the Mommy Trap

The Holy Father is all about mothers. In Ecuador, he warned of a “mother wound,” which threatens to leave children too emotionally crippled to give and receive love. According to the pope, everyone emerges from childhood with a mother wound, since no mother is perfect, but the children of harsh or negligent mothers sustain an [Read More...]

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