Benedict XVI blames moral theology, sexual revolution and God's absence for abuse crisis •
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has released a 6,000-word essay reflecting on the sex abuse crisis that plagues the Catholic Church. He blames the crisis on theological developments since Vatican II, the sexual revolution and God's absence in the modern world. Günther Simmermacher praises Benedict's theological reflection but shows why he is a poor social scientist. After all, he writes, Benedict was very much part of the problem because he was part of the system he seemingly tries to absolve.