David Gibson, director of Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture, is an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He is author of The Coming Catholic Church, about the scandal of sexual abuse by members of the clergy, and The Rule of Benedict (HarperOne, 2006).
In 'A History of Catholic Theological Ethics,' James Keenan, S.J., offers intellectual history with flesh and bones and a soul.
Benedict’s resignation was a “Nixon to China” move, a radical departure from the most orthodox of popes and theologians.
Pope Benedict likely won’t be punished for his handling of sex abuse. But his record can point the way forward.
A report released last week alleges that former Pope Benedict XVI allowed four abusive priests in Munich to remain in ministry. This episode is an opportunity to understand the church’s fitful evolution on dealing with abuse.