Reflections on a Church in Crisis

November 9, 2018

Close to 200 students, faculty, staff and alumni attended a forum Thursday on the Church in Crisis featuring Villanova Professor Massimo Faggioli, commentator Thomas Reese, S.J. Senior Analyst and newspaper columnist and radio co-host Margery Eagan as moderator.

The two hour event took a critical look at how Catholic bishops have repeatedly failed to address issues of sexual abuse, their loss of credibility among the faithful, the demand for more accountability and transparency if the Church is to rebound from recent crises, and the future role for the laity, especially young people and women in the church. The forum, the first in a series, prompted many questions and comments from the floor.