The Penn State Tragedy Highlights the Catholic Church’s Failure

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on July, 19 2012

At first the details sounded painfully familiar.  It was, the defendants said, a matter of misplaced loyalties, of valuing the reputation of the institution above all other considerations.  This …

Walter Cameron Righter 1923-2011: A Great Bishop

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on September, 22 2011

He was one of the most courageous men I have ever known.  He lived out the stereotypical strength of character that he inherited from his German ancestors.  Even though …