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Pope Francis Tries To ‘Dial Down’ Expectations for February’s Abuse Summit

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Pope Francis tried to play down next month’s Vatican summit on sex abuse, describing the meeting’s purpose as primarily educational even amid widespread calls for bishops to face greater accountability for the scandal that has shaken the Catholic church. The pope made the comments Sunday evening to reporters accompanying him on his flight back from […]

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When the Cardinal Sins

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Theodore McCarrick isn’t the first prince of the Catholic church to have lived a private life scandalously at odds with the red hat he wore. Nor is he the first to have been booted from the College of Cardinals, as he was this past Saturday after disturbing allegations—that as a priest he had molested an […]