Hillary Clinton Applauds Hooligans Who Desecrated Cathedral

"Strong and brave young women."That's what former U.S. Secretary of State and potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called the members of Pussy Riot, a Russian anarchist punk band whose members have been convicted in Russian courts of "hooliganism" and inciting religious hatred.Clinton posed with two members of the band while in New York for the Women in the World Summit.  On Friday, she posted the photo on Twitter, saying,Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina … [Read more...]

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Priestly Sex Abuse: Get the Facts Straight

Last week on this blog, someone threw a grenade in the combox.  It was one of those unsubstantiated rants, something like, "The Catholic Church should take care of its own business.  Priests abuse children with much greater frequency than people in other helping professions (teachers, ministers, etc.)"It was blatantly untrue, and I called the writer out on it.  The incident reminded me, though, just how much some people still take at face value the untruths and misstatements that are thrown a … [Read more...]

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