Making AmendsWith Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican is finally taking a hard line on child abuse.
The Kissing PriestFather Alberto Cutié's scandal doesn't change the debate about clerical celibacy.
The Crowded Catholic CafeteriaPope Benedict XVI tries to heal the schism with Catholics who deny the Second Vatican Council.
What Do Pope John Paul II and Hugh Hefner Have in Common?An intense debate erupts over Catholic sexuality.
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Holy WeekThe olive-oil-buying, candlestick-polishing, and soul-shepherding that make the seven days from Palm Sunday to Easter run smoothly at a D.C. cathedral.
Anti-Gay Auto-Da-FéThe perverse and vicious campaign to ban homosexuals from Catholic seminaries.
Supreme Court Dispatches
Killing Time Will the Supreme Court let Louisiana execute a man who says he’s intellectually disabled?
The Redline of March Overheard on email: Slate’s copy desk rounds up the month’s style and grammar rulings.
Fascinating Message-Board Posts From Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, and Pierre Omidyar Before They Were Billionaires