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  • In Theory: Celibacy and church scandal

    The Vatican has reaffirmed that the cause of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church has nothing to do with celibacy. Others see celibacy (and according to one cardinal, homosexuality) as a reason priests abuse in the first place. Do you believe celibacy is the root cause of this scandal, or could there exist other causes that haven't been addressed yet? How are celibacy and its challenges addressed within your religious ranks, if it is mandated? Celibacy is a charism: a gift from God.
  • Man arrested on airplane

    A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery Thursday after he inappropriately touched a 16-year-old girl on a flight from Northern California to Burbank, authorities said. Van Nuys resident Alexander Weber, who was aboard the Southwest...

    Faith and Life: The unhealthy view of sex

    Our society and media have done a great deal to taint and perversely hardwire our brains for an unhealthy view of sex. In treating men and women in my practice who struggle with sex addiction or pornography — or who are simply are still stuck with...

    In Theory: Can people be possessed?

    In Theory Question: A group of Catholic bishops gathered in Baltimore last week to examine what scripture and canon law have to say about exorcism. According to CNN's Belief Blog, bishops will look at what the Bible says, "paying careful attention to...

    Foul-mouthed baby? Or just baby talk?

    A Glendale resident got what she said was an unexpected earful from a baby doll she planned to purchase at the Toys R Us in Burbank: the "B" word. To make matters worse, Carol Szilagyi, a 68-year-old grandmother and great grandmother, said she planned...