Deborah Savage and Janet Smith

Janet E. Smith holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit where she is professor of moral theology. Deborah Savage is professor of philosophy and theology at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she also serves as the Director of the Siena Symposium for Women, Family, and Culture.

No, The Catholic Church’s Teaching Is Not To Blame For Its Sex Scandal

Abuse should not be covered up, and offending priests should be dismissed from the priesthood, of course, but the church’s teaching on sexuality is not the problem.