The Orion

Sexual abuse excused in the Vatican

The interior of a Catholic church. Image from StockSnap.

Gage Northcutt

March 11, 2019

With so many lives ruined by decades of clerical sexual assault, is reform even possible for the Catholic Church?The Catholic Church’s disturbing history of abuse and scandal is no joke.The duties of a cleric have been continually broken for over half a century. Those entrusted to help the young h...

Service tradition during church needs altaring

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Brittany Mcclintock

September 1, 2015

Attending a catholic school for most of my life definitely altered my definition of cool. Free dress days were the best thing invented. Changing the sock rule so that you don’t have to wear them two inches above the ankle was a lifesaver. However the coolest thing ever was altar serving when we were in four...

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