The Church and Human Sexuality: An Ecclesiological Perspective
Fr. Richard P. McBrien, a priest of the archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, is a former director of Boston College's Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry and currently a member of the theology faculty at the University of Notre Dame. He reviews the sexual abuse crisis within the broader context of the Catholic Church's teachings and practices regarding human sexuality. His remarks underscore the damage done to the Church's sacramental life and suggest ways in which the Church can promote healing, renewal, and reform.
McBrien is introduced by Thomas Groome, a Boston College theology professor and the current director of the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry.
Date: April 28, 2005
Location: McGuinn Hall 121, Boston College