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.
TODAY IN SLATE
False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe. Expect more political earthquakes across Europe.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
Inside Higher Ed
Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
Think You’re Smarter Than Slate’s Future Tense Weather Blogger? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda? A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.