By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing - But of course we already know that the same people who regard nascent life as disposable have been readying a plan for us in the latter stages of life, to give us the benefits of “choice” and “euthanasia.” For patients no longer steady in their judgments, the decisions in some cases will flow to doctors, armed with the powers of life and death... And they are likely to be doctors more and more in accord with their times, more and more delivered from any sense of the moral grounds and limits of their vocations.
By Rhina Guidos, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler, Texas, said the recently released report on former cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, describing his ascent to highest rungs of the church, even amid rumors of abuse, read like a list of the seven deadly sins... “Lust, greed, gluttony, wrath, sloth, envy, pride — pretty much the report covers all of them,” said Bishop Strickland.. “I think we need to, really, as pastors acknowledge that we’re all sinners and we’re all called away from sin,” but the report shows sometimes pastors and others can turn a blind eye to sin, Strickland said. “I think that could be the title of the report.”
By Elizabeth Yore, Crisis Magazine - Sexual predators, like spies, are masters of deception and deceit. Both operate in secrecy, perpetuate a cover story, manipulate their victims through lies, and maintain a facade of respectability. Often, sexual predators become prime and easy targets for espionage since they are so vulnerable to blackmail. Prominent sexual predators can become prominent spies. Spies trade in secret information and influence peddling-the more prominent the asset, the more valuable the information.