How to Respond to the Catholic Sexual Abuse Scandal

How to Respond to the Catholic Sexual Abuse Scandal

“Sometimes all you can do is to put your mouth to the dust and wait.” That’s a counsel from the Book of Lamentations and, while perhaps not the best response to the recent revelations of clerical sexual abuse and cover-up in the Roman Catholic Church, it seems the...

Do You Have an Addiction to Comfort?

Fifty years ago, Kay Cronin, wrote a book titled “Cross in the Wilderness,” chronicling how, in 1847, a small band of Oblate missionaries came from France to the American Pacific Northwest and, after some bitter setbacks in Washington state and Oregon,...

Goodwill Baptists Applaud Election of Pope Francis

The election of Pope Francis was surely God-inspired. He is the right man in the fullness of time – a doctrinal conservative and a social progressive. Early news reports disclose a man of humor and humility. Upon his election, he joked with the cardinals about their...

What Do We Know About the New Pope?

I am neither a journalist, nor a prophet. But since Pope Francis comes from Argentina and I’m an Argentinean, it seems that I should have something to say. Jason Horowitz wrote in The Washington Post: “The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church broke...