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.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Stuff to read when you need to escape from your family gathering.
The Generic City Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.