Church clarifies penalties for sex abuse

Church clarifies penalties for sex abuse – The Washington Post: The new laws state that clerics who abuse minors or other vulnerable people be punished with “deprivation from office,” and potentially with defrocking. Previously, the church had only...

So I awoke this morning

So I awoke this morning to read how the single worst professor I had the University of Portland thinks the coming war with Iraq is morally justified. The Oregonian even slapped a photo of him on the front page. One can just hear the excitement in the newsroom:...

Women of Substance

The University of Portland keeps emailing me alumni information and news. I’m not giving the school any money no matter what they send me—though a formal apology might be a start. (But how would it read? “Dear Mr. Davison, We’re sorry we confused our...

Merry Christmas!

Those late night Christmas Eve Masses are typically brutal on one’s sleep schedule, but last night’s at Queen of Peace was easily enjoyable enough to qualify as “worth it.” Lots of Christmas carols from the choir and a good and timely homily...