Crisis in the Church

March 28th, 2010

By Tom Carter One doesn’t have to be anti-Roman to view with dismay the current crisis in the Catholic Church — decades of sexual abuse of children and adolescents by Catholic priests.  The Church has consistently shielded these priests from law enforcement, failed to discipline them in meaningful ways, and often reassigned them to other […]


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The Church and the Holocaust

January 29th, 2010

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, created in 2005 by a UN General Assembly resolution, coincides with the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp by Soviet forces on January 27, 1945. This is the third of a series of three articles being re-published to observe this solemn day of remembrance. By Tom Carter There has long been speculation about […]


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Abortion and Health Care

November 16th, 2009

By Tom Carter Senate Democrats will presumably get their act together and bring a health care bill to a vote someday.  Whether the Senate bill includes some form of a public option is not the only issue that may cause the bill to fail.  The question of whether it will include a prohibition against spending federal […]


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Catholics and Abortion

November 16th, 2008

As I’ve written elsewhere, I’m pro-choice. I arrived at that position reluctantly, given the moral and legal ambiguities involved. This most difficult policy choice must be even more troubling for those whose thinking is guided by religious doctrines. In particular, the contradiction of Catholics who profess to be pro-choice has interested me for some time, especially […]


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