Podcast: Full text of Benedict XVI essay: ‘The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse’

On February 21 to 24, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences gathered at the Vatican to discuss the current crisis of the faith and of the Church; a crisis experienced throughout the world after shocking revelations of clerical abuse perpetrated against minors. The extent and gravity of the …

Guest Submission: SIMPLICITY

   By Wil Boomhower                                       the roads i walk                     take crooked steps                     to get me where i’m going.                 step by step, it’s understood                 that journeys add the knowing;                      each step asking…                     do you care?….. and if you should?                     embrace me!