April 2008, Volume LXXV, Number 4

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.

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