The McCarrick mess

When I was going through school, the devil was presented to us as a myth, a literary device, a symbolic manner of signaling the presence of evil in the world. I will admit to internalizing this view and largely losing my sense of the devil as a real spiritual person.

Settlement reached in sex abuse case

SEATTLE – The Archdiocese of Seattle has reached a settlement with a man who was sexually abused by Edward Courtney while attending a Pierce County public school. Courtney, a former member of the Christian Brothers of Ireland, previously taught in Catholic schools.

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Archdiocese settles eight clergy abuse cases for $9.1 million

The Archdiocese of Seattle has reached a settlement with eight women who were sexually abused as children by Michael Cody. Cody, a former Seattle archdiocesan priest, abused the women while he served in Whatcom and Skagit County parishes between 1968 and 1974.

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Movie Review: "Spotlight"

NEW YORK - The clergy abuse-themed drama "Spotlight" (Open Road) is a movie no Catholic will want to see. Whether it's a film many mature Catholics ought to see is a different question entirely.

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