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The ‘ethics’ of the Catholic bishops? Freud had a name for that: Reaction formation.

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As Pennsylvania investigators worked to confirm up to 1000 cases of sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests, a panel of Catholic ethicist-theologians appointed by the bishops was also hard at work.   Like the Pennsylvania team, the panel serving the bishops sought to … Continue reading

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Self-Flagellation and the Excruciating Kiss of Jesus –Mother Teresa’s Attraction to Pain

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An Interview with Mary Johnson, former nun and author of An Unquenchable Thirst. With a new Pope at the helm, the Catholic hierarchy has set about to polish its tarnished image. Can an increased focus on the poor make up … Continue reading

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