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.
“You Can Call Me Laura” Here are L.V. Anderson’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from #teamweasel to the discovery of thiamin.
It Took a Horrible Wasting Disease—and Lots and Lots of Chickens—for Scientists to Discover Vitamins