|Haste & Heroism|
In his revision of the Good Friday prayer for the Jews, Pope Benedict didn't compromise the call to "preach the gospel to every creature."
|For Fear of the Jews|
Nobody would ever mistake the timid troupe that makes up the majority of Catholic bishops for radical imams who issue fatwas.
|Nothing Distinctive About the Church|
The U.S. bishops are relieved that the Church's record on the sexual abuse of minors is no worse than that of our society as a whole.
|The Pastoral Problem of Priests in Prison|
"Ordinary" criminals -- murderers and thieves -- still retain a sense of moral outrage against the hideous evil of child sexual abuse.