On Church Leadership
Bret Stephens wrote an interesting column in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, on issues facing the next Pope and the Church in general. In highlighting the sexual abuse issue, he wrote:
“The obvious and needful solution is to abolish the celibacy of the priesthood, a stricture that all but guarantees the sorts of sordid outcomes described above. But that’s a matter for Catholics to judge for themselves”.
His column prompted me to convey my thoughts on the matter to Mr. Stephens, and I shared with him essentially the following points.