Dr. Schulz lectures on how religious hypocrisy undermines faith

By Ellen Cicchitti Layout Editor On Thursday Sept. 20, Dr. Joshua Schulz, associate professor of Theology, gave a public lecture in the Trexler Room of the DUC on the topic of religious hypocrisy, entitled “A Whitewashed Tomb: Should Catholic Hypocrisy Undermine Faith?” This lecture has come out of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report indicting the Catholic Church of the … [Read more...]

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...]

Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal emits a response from DeSales

By Chris Shaddock Editor-in-Chief On Aug. 14, a report was released called the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report which entailed an investigation of six Catholic Dioceses within Pennsylvania due to allegations of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. One of these dioceses was Allentown. Bishop Joseph McShea and Bishop Thomas Welsh, which DeSales’ McShea Student Union and … [Read more...]

Kesha makes a comeback

By Lindsay Wigo Editorial Editor Kesha Sebert, previously known as Ke$ha but currently known as just Kesha, has come a long way since her first breakthrough song “TiK ToK” in 2010. For those who do not know anything about Kesha, she is a 30-year-old American singer, rapper, and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. However, she has done anything but blend in with the … [Read more...]