The University of Notre Dame has asked some of its faculty members to comment on the latest news of the Roman Catholic Church in the wake of the Pope's resignation. Professor John Cavadini, a frequent Commonweal contributor, offered these reflections, which I thought might interest dotCommonweal readers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCiJwMRc4co
(A quick note of introduction. I have been posting on Verdicts since its inception, but Matt, Grant, and Mollie have graciously allowed me to share some thoughts here. I should also note, I suppose, that I received a PhD from ND's theology department, and John Cavadini is one of my teachers, mentors, and friends.)
Scott D. Moringiello is an an assistant professor in the Department of Catholic Studies at DePaul University, where he teaches courses in Catholic theology and religion and literature. He blogs at dotCommonweal.