There’s a battle of the bands brewing in the Bay State…
|By: CTuttle Tuesday October 8, 2013 10:00 pm|
|By: Attaturk Wednesday April 17, 2013 1:30 am|
Ron Fournier of the National Journal manages to be more pathetic than Alex Jones over the Boston bombing.
|By: Peterr Saturday March 23, 2013 10:40 am|
Another week, another court-ordered document dump of records that detail the abuses covered up by bishops of the Roman Catholic Church. This time, it’s Joliet, Illinois.
While the bishop that comes off worst in these files is retired, another former bishop of Joliet is not only still active, but has been promoted and currently serves in several powerful roles with the USCCB: J. Peter Sartain of Portland.
For victims, this isn’t about simply getting their own abuse to stop anymore. It’s not about money for counseling, treatment, and other things. It’s about making visible the behavior of not only the priests but the bishops who protected them.
|By: David Dayen Saturday September 22, 2012 11:30 am|
I tweeted my commentary on the Massachusetts Senate debate between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren in real time, so no need to go much further on it. Basically you saw an incumbent Senator clearly behind in his own internal polling, so he decided to go hard negative. Warren wasn’t flustered by it and played the front-runner role of sticking to her script. You would have thought she was the incumbent. And it showed.
|By: Pam Spaulding Monday November 21, 2011 10:40 am|
Former Boston archbishop, now Cardinal Bernard Law fled to Rome after the sex abuse scandal broke in Boston, and he’s been there ever since. He embodies the Catholic church hierarchy that has been exposed as a pedophile priest protection racket. He has turned in his resignation. What about the children?
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 15, 2011 2:50 pm|
The National Lawyers Guild and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts have filed a suit to protect the Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square from the kind of militarized police operation that has been carried out against occupations in New York, Portland, Oregon, and Oakland, California.
|By: TBogg Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:20 pm|
So, if Elizabeth Warren says she supports the Occupy movement, is she responsible for every possible thing the occupants might do? “Of course!” say the right wingers. Behold our political discourse and beware the impending wave of terror.
|By: Peterr Saturday October 15, 2011 9:21 am|
Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Finn has been indicted on charges of failing to report child abuse by one on his priests.
I’m a Lutheran pastor, and I’ve taught clergy and lay leaders in a variety of denominations — including Roman Catholics — about child abuse and the need to file a report when you have reason to believe that abuse has taken place. When a bishop or any other church official fails to report suspicions of abuse, that’s a crime.
It’s about time a bishop faced a judge for failing to report allegations of child abuse.
No, let me restate that. It’s *well past time* for a bishop to be indicted for trying to sweep things under the ecclesiastical carpet and pretend there’s no problem here. Even so, this indictment is better late than never.
|By: Peterr Saturday August 27, 2011 9:00 am|
Hurricane Irene, while “only” a Category 1 hurricane, still poses significant risks to folks from North Carolina up into New England. The National Hurricane Center warns of high sustained winds spreading across a very wide area, with heavy rains, a strong storm surge, and possible tornadoes.
This makes for a golden opportunity for people with bad news to release, and at least a couple have taken advantage of the media’s focus on Irene to put that bad news out where it will get blown away by the storm.