Catholic Priest Scandal: How Hierarchy and Community Clash

By Andrew Beers Staff Writer In early 16th-century Europe, priests and others in Catholic hierarchical clergy began selling indulgences as a way to collect money to build new churches. Lay people could purchase these indulgences in return for forgiveness of their sins. This was questioned by others in the Catholic Church and inspired Martin Luther to write his famous … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: The Faith and the Press

An issue of The Minstrel doesn’t often take on an identifiable “theme.” Magazines often have themed issues; newspapers rarely do. But it’s clear there has been a fair dose of Catholicism in campus news lately, from local news – our Ex Corde Ecclesiae symposium featuring the president of The Catholic University of America, as covered by Chris Shaddock on page 2 – to the national … [Read more...]