Sunday, February 22, 2015
"Why does the Boston Globe's readership think that it's a scandal for the Church to show 'mercy' to priests who committed one serious sin of abuse forty years ago but that it's a sign of the wonderfulness of Pope Francis that he's reportedly considering showing 'mercy' to a man who dumped his wife and kids for a younger woman, also forty years ago?"
Daniel Patrick Moloney, "What mercy is," a review of Mercy: the essence of the gospel and the key to Christian life, by Walter Kasper, trans. William Madges (New York: Paulist Press, 2014), First things no. 251 (March 2014): 62 (60-62).