I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people to look at their faith in a different way.
This is a crisis, but there is an opportunity to help revitalize and renew the Catholic community.
Some of the speakers we bring on campus may not reflect official church teaching, but that’s how it is.
The more we can get together and talk about various perspectives, feelings, beliefs, the better.
The church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy.
What we’re about is a manifestation of the Catholic roots of Boston College.
As a university, we’re not focused on bringing about huge reforms – that’s not our role.
BC is not going to replace the hierarchy, and BC is not going to lead some major reform in the Catholic Church – that’s got to come out of the whole Catholic community.
One of the biggest issues that we face is that we have people who have their own particular concerns, whether it’s on abortion, birth control, divorce and remarriage, civil rights or social justice.
I think we can work through a lot of these issues.