On November 4, 2006, I drove to St. Albert the Great Catholic parish near Chicago to speak on behalf of SNAP (Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests). The Chicago press descended upon the parish in south-suburban Burbank after the…

Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune published an article by Manya Brachear and titled¬†Religious orders differ from dioceses on abuse procedures – and pay the price. The articles reports on how Catholic orders such as the Jesuits, the Christian Brothers, and the…
My Infant Baptism

I’ve heard more than a few Catholics say they “were born Catholic” or “have been Catholic since birth”. Others have said Catholicism is “part of their DNA”. Many boast about being a “cradle Catholic” as opposed to a convert who…