Benedict’s Critics Are Not Being Smart Part 3

Part 1: On Concern for Victims  Part 2: Theologizing the Crisis Part 3: Critiquing a theologian for theologizing in the face of a crisis is a cheap shot and a pre-cooked criticism that lends itself to the use of a disdainful punks with no intention of engaging the...

Benedict XVI’s Critics Are Not Being Smart Part 2

Part 1: On Concern for Victims  Part 2: Another common critique of Benedict XVI’s recent essay on the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church was that he takes up the crusty sword of theology against the very Now, very Relevant enemy of sexually abusive...

Benedict XVI’s Critics Are Not Being Smart

Part 1: Many stupid things have been said about Pope Benedict’s recent essay on the sex-abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. This is hardly surprising. An ex-Pope launching out a take on one of the most shameful events in Christian history is bound to agitate the...

Keep the Christ in Murdered Christians

Given the inability of our governments to stop people who want to blow themselves up from blowing themselves up, it is no surprise that much of the rhetoric surrounding the Sri Lankan attacks has victim-blamed the dead. It’s been a subtle operation, achieved by...