• L’Arche ‘in mourning’ over Vanier abuse allegations

    The Head of L’Arche International, Stephan Posner, has spoken to The Tablet of his hopes that the organisation will continue to flourish despite devastating allegations of sexual abuse made against its founder, Jean Vanier. A report based on an internal investigation, seen by The Tablet... Read more
  • The Need for Moral Preaching in the New Evangelization

    In this article, I would like to offer an argument for the prominent inclusion of moral preaching as part of the ministry of homiletic preaching in the new evangelization. The Archdiocese of Detroit, to which I belong, has taken as a motto for its new evangelization initiative, “Unleash... Read more
  • Univ. of Michigan doctor allegedly sexually abused students, including Olympic wrestler

    A doctor at the University of Michigan sexually abused students and athletes, including an Olympic wrestler, for decades, three former wrestlers and their attorneys said in a news conference Thursday. University doctor Robert E. Anderson, who worked at Michigan from 1968 to 2003, allegedly... Read more
  • The Mass on Mount Suribachi

    After the American flag raising in Iwo Jima, a Mass occurred in the top of the Mount Suribachi which encouraged the soldiers to proceed with the battle. The famous photo entitled Raising the flag on Iwo Jima recorded the moment when the Marines conquered, on February 23, 1945, the... Read more
  • Ambassador Brownback: Religious Persecution is Spreading Worldwide

     U.S. Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback has warned that religious persecution is spreading worldwide, and highlighted the examples of anti-Christian violence in Nigeria and a growing religious surveillance state in China. Speaking to CNA on Thursday, Feb. 27,... Read more
  • Diocese of Buffalo files for bankruptcy

    The Diocese of Buffalo announced on Friday that it is declaring bankruptcy as hundreds of abuse lawsuits have been filed against it in the last several months. The diocese said it was formally filing for Chapter 11 reorganization under the U.S. bankruptcy code to provide the most... Read more
  • The Threat of Free Speech in the University

    Free speech in a university is a very different thing from free speech in Congress or Parliament, freedom of the press, or free speech in the street. Each milieu has its own conventions and traditions, and each must protect its freedoms for its own purposes and with a view to its own... Read more
  • The Great Fruit of L’Arche Came Despite Jean Vanier’s Sins

    The revelation that Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche and the associated Faith and Light movement, had sexual relationships with at least six women over some three decades elicits shock and pain on many levels. The misconduct was reported by L’Arche after an external... Read more
  • Relics of Ss. Louis, Zelie Martin find home in parish named for daughter Therese

    Fr. John Fain is getting the 19th-century family of St. Therese back together. Well, sort of. First-class relics of Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, the recently canonized parents of St. Therese, have found a new home in a parish named for their daughter in Lansing, Michigan. Fr. John Fain... Read more
  • Infant boy removed from ventilator after controversial ‘brain stem death’ ruling

    Despite his parents’ protests that he showed “signs of life,” a four-month old boy who was severely brain damaged was legally declared dead and has been removed from a ventilator in the U.K. Midrar Ali was disconnected from his ventilator sometime after judges agreed with doctors this... Read more