Comments on: Can we expect Freudian slips when Benedict meets Irish bishops? Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Martinx Thu, 18 Feb 2010 20:03:11 +0000 What happend in Berlin and elsewhere 30 years ago is a disgrace. Especially since the Jesuits then were unable or unwilling to handle the problem with efficiency and professionalism.
What is different now, it seems to me, that the younger generation of Jesuits is determined not to repeat that mistake. I am impressed with their effort to bring light into the darkest corners of their collective past. If I have seen anything new in the Catholic Church in recent years, then it is this kind of unconditional openness and admission of guilt. In a strange twist of history, the German Jesuits could in their darkest hour since WWII, help their church to finally arrive in the 21st century.