Professor J. Patrick Hornbeck II on the sexual abuse crisis, power and sexuality in the Church

“Our conversation today has been pushing in the direction of seeing this as a horrific symptom of a much deeper illness. The way in which we talk about sex in the Church, the way we talk about power in the Church and maybe even more than the ways we talk about these things… the way that we live them out.”

J. Patrick Hornbeck II is Professor and Chair of Theology at Fordham Jesuit University in New York. He has a PhD from Oxford looking at heresy in the late medieval English Church. He teaches courses such as ‘Introduction to Theology’, ‘The Protestant Reformation’, ‘Religion and Law’ and also ‘Religion and Sexuality’.

Russell Pollitt SJ talks to Professor Patrick Hornbeck about the sexual abuse crisis, power and sexuality in the Church.

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ
B.A. (UKZN) M.Th. (UKZN)

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ is the Director of the Jesuit Institute and is interested in the impact that communications technology has on society and spirituality. He regularly comments on South African Politics and various issues in the Catholic Church.

r.pollitt@jesuitinstitute.org.za @rpollittsj
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