Church historian says sex abuse poses biggest threat to church in 500 years

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A month before the start of a global summit in Rome on the sex abuse crisis, a prominent church historian and theologian said last week that the issue poses the biggest challenge to the church in 500 years.

“This is not like the Protestant Reformation; it’s not,” Massimo Faggioli, a Villanova University professor, said in a talk at Immaculate Conception Church in Hampton, Virginia.”But in my opinion, it’s the most serious crisis in the Catholic Church since the Protestant Reformation.”

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