A bishop embroiled in financial and sexual misconduct investigation
After a several-month-long investigation, the Catholic Church suspended Bishop Michael J. Bransfield in March over alleged financial and sexual misconduct. Now, new details within secret documents reveal Bransfield gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to clerics throughout the church, including Catholic leadership. (The former bishop would later be reimbursed by the West Virginia diocese.) Bransfield told The Post he did nothing wrong.
Michelle Boorstein, a religion reporter for The Post, said the revelations from the church’s investigation run counter to its efforts to be more transparent and proactive in fighting abuse by members of the clergy.
- W.Va. bishop gave powerful cardinals and other priests $350,000 in cash gifts before his ouster, church records show
A new play imagines the relationship between Bill and Hillary Clinton
John Lithgow and Laurie Metcalf star as the political power couple in “Hillary and Clinton” on Broadway. The new work from playwright Lucas Hnath is set just before the 2008 New Hampshire primary.
Post theater critic Peter Marks says the play, for which Metcalf was nominated for a Tony award, captures the intense and mysterious relationship between the Clintons.
- Making a play about real people is always challenging — now imagine if it’s Bill and Hillary Clinton
- This new Broadway play about the Clintons’ marriage is as fascinating — and sad — as you’d expect
A grandfather’s journal sheds light on D-Day, 75 years later
Sports columnist Barry Svrluga never saw his grandfather’s detailed and haunting account of D-Day until after he died. Svrluga recounts how his grandfather saw that day and what it means to read it now.
John Hudson talks about the secret recording of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Peter Whoriskey on the child labor problem in chocolate production. Plus, Sarah Kaplan looks at the unexpected consequences of gender discrimination against lab rats.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Steve Hendrix and Peggy McGlone track the journey of a T. rex fossil to the newly reopened fossil hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Peter Holley shares how content about prison is making a space for former inmates on YouTube.
Friday, June 7, 2019