Month: September 2012

Sin of clericalism is at heart of sexual abuse crisis

Scott Appleby believes that at the heart of the sexual abuse crisis is the sin of clericalism — a constellation of ideas and practices rooted in the conviction that ordination to the priesthood confers a special and privileged status that places the priest above the non-ordained baptized by virtue of the sacrament itself

Vatican process against Basque theologian continues

Jesús Bastante of the Spanish newspaper, El Público, reported in 2011 that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith  had opened a process against Basque theologian José Antonio Pagola. Pagola’s book Jesus: An Historical Approximation is available from Convivium Press. This is an English translation of Bastante’s article

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