Sunday, March 28, 2010
Why Pope Benedict Must Resign
Editor’s Note: Before becoming Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was best known for resisting liberalization of Catholic Church orthodoxy. He was a staunch enemy of reforms that would have given women greater power within the Church, softened the hostility toward adult homosexuality, and abandoned the insistence on clerical celibacy.
Yet, while guarding the Vatican gates against forces of modernity, Cardinal Ratzinger also was covering up the global scandal of priests sexually abusing boys, a failure that – in the eyes of Marquette Professor of Moral Theology Daniel C. Maguire – now requires the pope to submit his resignation:
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