Ex-priest gets 9 months in prison in guns-explosives case

A former priest who had been accused of sexually assaulting a minor at one time, now faces jail time for helping a teenager buy ammunition and build a pipe bomb. This story adds a very unusual and unexpected twist to the ongoing saga of clerical scandal. A former Connecticut Roman Catholic priest has been sentenced… Continue reading Ex-priest gets 9 months in prison in guns-explosives case

How reporters got the Pope’s telegram to Trump wrong

A telegram (yes, the Vatican still uses that word) from Pope Francis to Trump was spun as a dramatic challenge to the new president over the poor. In fact, it was largely a cut-and-paste operation from previous such messages, illustrating the importance of context in reporting papal news. [Editor’s note: Crux’s Vatican correspondent and co-editor, Inés… Continue reading How reporters got the Pope’s telegram to Trump wrong