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Father Figuring

A CARDINAL SUGGESTS WE STOP CALLING PRIESTS 'FATHER'

Pieter Vree

July-August 2019

The Catholic Church's sex-abuse problem is caused is homosexual predators who wear clerical collars and who are protected by a clericalist culture.

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The Myth of Meritocracy

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

June 2019

A meritocracy fits America’s sense of itself as free from the class-based social structures that defined the European countries from which our predecessors fled.

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Wuerl, the Flesh & the Devil

A STUDY IN OBSTINATE AND REMORSELESS SELF-INTEREST

Pieter Vree

March 2019

The whole Wuerl saga goes to show — yet again — that many of the leaders of the Church aren’t so much interested in professing the truth as they are in protecting their prestige.

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An Outcast Among Organization Men

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Pieter Vree

December 2018

Few are the churchmen who are willing to speak publicly about the root cause of the sex-abuse crisis: the scourge of homosexuality in the priesthood.

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Ecce Papa Franciscus!

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

November 2018

The Pope has convened a summit for February with the presidents of all bishops’ conferences to discuss ‘protection of minors.’

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At Last, a Reckoning?

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Pieter Vree

October 2018

Archbishop Viganò has cracked open the Vatican cone of silence and exposed what might be a Church-wide cover-up of McCarrick’s crimes.

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