This episode serves as a brief recap and analysis on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's recent letter on the Church's sexual abuse crisis – paired with the audio version of the letter released exclusively by The Popecast – for those who have neither the time nor the interest to wade through the minefield of Catholic Twitter to sort it all out.
LINKS MENTIONED ON THE EPISODE
- Full Text of Pope Emeritus Benedict's letter: LINK
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
- JD Flynn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jdflynn/status/1116918335793328128
- Ed Condon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/canonlawyered/status/1116686902525083648
- Fr. Harrison Ayre on Twitter (2008 speech by Pope Benedict XVI): https://twitter.com/FrHarrison/status/1117322811884937219
- Kyle Helmick on Twitter (Catholics who make money off the faith): https://twitter.com/HelmickeyMouse/status/1122247925013282816
CONS (Critics of the letter)
- Fr. James Martin / Twitter thread – https://twitter.com/JamesMartinSJ/status/1116348415812808706
- Massimo Faggioli / Commonweal Magazine – Benedict's Untimely Meditation
- Jamie Manson / National Catholic Reporter – Pope Benedict Explains Things to Me
- Jason Horowitz / New York Times – Dueling Popes? Maybe. Dueling Views in a Divided Church? Definitely.
PROS (In favor of the letter, even with light criticism)
- Gerhard Ludwig Muller / First Things – Benedict and His Critics
- Marc Barnes / Bad Catholic – Benedict XVI's Critics Are Not Being Smart
- Ed Condon / Catholic News Agency – Analysis: How Benedict's essay supports Francis' call for 'zero tolerance'
- Marc Barnes / Bad Catholic – Fr. James Martin You Leave My Dad Right Out of This
- Dr. Chad Pecknold / Catholic Herald – Why Benedict's Intervention is So Important
- Dr. Chad Pecknold / Catholic Herald – Why did Benedict mention the Eucharist in his abuse essay?
- Fr. Raymond de Souza / Catholic Herald – Why Benedict by-passed the Vatican