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 the Lawrence C. Gallen Fellow in the Humanities at Villanova University where he teaches the Augustine and Culture Seminar and courses in the theology department. He blogs at dotCommonweal.