Why Is Joe Biden’s Presidency Anathema to So Many US Catholics?

January 19, 2021

When I was growing up in Germany in the 1960s, during the holiday seasons, both Christmas and Easter, one of the highlights on television was the reruns of “Don Camillo and Peppone.” These are movies that involve the adventures of a Catholic priest and a communist mayor, taking place in a...

Sex Abuse Is the Moral Downfall of the Catholic Church

November 27, 2020

My mother passed away a few years ago. She spent the last years of her life in a home for the elderly in a small town in Bavaria, where she and my father had spent most of their lives. In their younger days, both my parents were devout Catholics, initially taking at face value what the church...

The Catholic Church Takes on Racism

March 29, 2018

Can the new Committee Against Racism help the Catholic Church bridge racial divides in America? The Catholic Church has stepped up its efforts to address the growing racial divide in America. During the annual United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) held in November 2017, the...

The World This Week: No Justice for Children and Women After Abuse

July 23, 2017

When asymmetries of power amplify, so do cases of abuse and instances of the wealthy and the well-connected getting away scot-free. As expected, Republican senators sunk Trumpcare. The March 26 edition of The World This Week analyzed the failure of Republican congressmen in the House of...