Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

Let’s Starve the Church?

“Because the story of Theodore McCarrick isn’t just a story about sexual abuse. It’s about institutions and power.” —Jonathan Last, The American Standard, 15 Sept. 2018. There is a fine article in The American Standard by Jonathan Last giving a

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Scapegoat

Remember this from the August 31, 2018 PopeWatch:   What is the cornered Pope Francis going to do? PopeWatch suspects he will follow the lead of some Roman Emperors who, facing an angry populace, would behead an unpopular advisor and

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Predictions

What is the cornered Pope Francis going to do?  PopeWatch suspects he will follow the lead of some Roman Emperors who, facing an angry populace, would behead an unpopular advisor and throw his head to the angry mob.  So he

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Donald R. McClarey

One Picture-A Thousand Words

By the way, the habit of naming Church connected buildings after living men and women has always struck me as an invitation for just this type of disaster.  Sycophancy and hubris are ever a volatile combination.

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PopeWatch: Burke Out, Wuerl In

  If it wasn’t already clear the way the wind was blowing from the Vatican, the dumping of Cardinal Burke from the Congregation of Bishops this week was yet another indication: Former St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke has been bumped

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