Daily Links, May 31: Dolan, document scandal, DOMA, and drones
Well, Cardinal Dolan is in the headlines again, though this time for something not about religious liberty--instead, it's because when he was the archbishop of Milwaukee, he authorized incentive payments of $20,000 to sexually abusive priests to encourage them to leave the priesthood. Here's one reaction from Lisa Fullam at dotCommonweal.
The Vatican document scandal has also caused waves this week, though Pope Benedict says he will not be resigning.
The First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconsitutional.
The Girl Scouts say they are happy to clear up any misconceptions about their organization, which faces investigation by the U.S. bishops. CEO Anna Maria Chavez reiterated that the Girl Scouts do not have a relationship with Planned Parenthood. Perhaps this situation will pass quickly, and the bishops can spend time on pressing issues such as the administration's use of drones in counterterrorism efforts.