Vatican analyst raps Cardinal Schönborn for remarks on celibacy
CWN - May 28, 2010
In the course of an essay analyzing the latest discussions among leading prelates about clerical celibacy, journalist Sandro Magister of L'Espresso gives a harsh assessment of Vienna's Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, who has said that a frank discussion of celibacy is a necessary part of the response to the sex-abuse scandal. Magister sees Cardinal Schönborn's statement as one in a series of public comments that seem designed to placate the "progressive" groups that hold considerable weight in the Austrian Church:
Schönborn is a well-educated man, a former student of Joseph Ratzinger when he was a professor of theology. In the 1980's, he collaborated in the writing of the catechism of the Catholic Church. But as a man of command, since he has been at the head of a Church so off-kilter as the Austrian Church is, he has shown himself more attentive to the pressure of public opinion than to his leadership duties.
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