Catholic Church

In India, Charges against a Catholic Bishop a Victory for Abused Nuns

In the dirt courtyard of St. Teresa’s Women’s College, in this port city in the southern Indian state of Kerala, a group of nuns cast curious glances toward a knot of chatty first-year students huddled together. The young women are mindful not to speak too loud, lest the sisters overhear the topic of their conversation — the alleged rape of a nun by the bishop who oversees a local religious order.

<em>Washington Post</em> Writer Leaves the Faith, Speaks for Millions: 4 Responses

This Washington Post article caught my eye: “I’m not passing my parents’ religion on to my kids, but I am teaching their values.” The author is Jared Bilski, a writer and comedian based in Pennsylvania. He tells of growing up in the Catholic church, attending Catholic school from kindergarten through high school, and serving as an altar boy and a church reader. He says he “even strongly considered going into the priesthood.”