Santa Fe’s Curious Omission

The current Archbishop of Santa Fe, John Wester, recently released a  of “accused priests, deacons, and religious.” The 74 names listed were supposed  “to publicly acknowledge and identify those clergy and religious who have been accused of perpetrating child sexual abuse within our archdiocese”, surely a noble goal. However, it …

The Lesson of Nagasaki

This week marks the 82nd anniversary of the nuking of Nagasaki on the southernmost island of Japan which effectively ended the Second World War. It’s not the confluence of that event’s anniversary and the sudden worries of nuclear destruction flying again — although having petulant, spoiled man-children threaten nuclear war …