The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Why Every Christian Should Be Worried About The Catholic Sex Scandal

The rapidly unfolding crisis in the Roman Catholic Church is not a matter of concern to Catholics alone. Its true dimensions have yet to be measured, but we think it will prove to be a crisis on the scale of the Protestant Reformation, which began just over 500 years ago — an earthquake of 9.5 on the Richter scale. If so, resolution of the crisis will take decades to work through.

Resolution and absolution will require serious effort, and most likely require deep, structural reforms. Even if we are mistaken, the Catholic crisis is of such a magnitude that Christians of all denominations must take a serious interest in it.


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If you date Roman Catholicism from the schism of 1054 then it's had a thousand year run. That's not as long as Islam (from some vague time in the 700s AD?) or Rabbinical Judaism (from the second century AD?). Anyway, give it up, chaps, and rejoin the Orthodox: put the flounce-out of 1054 behind you. The Orthodox have married priests, and their clergy have far, far better beards.

Posted by: dearieme | Sep 13, 2018 2:42:59 PM

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