Thursday, April 15, 2010

Christopher West Takes Sabbatical to Reflect on Approach

Christopher West Takes Sabbatical to Reflect on Approach
By Patrick B. Craine

EXTON, Pennsylvania, April 12, 2010 ( – Renowned Catholic writer and speaker Christopher West has taken a six-month sabbatical to consider his approach in presenting the Church's teaching on sexuality.

Seeking “personal and professional renewal,” West will cease teaching and has cancelled his speaking engagements for the period. The announcement came from the Theology of the Body Institute, where West serves as a research fellow and faculty member, and indicates that the decision was mutual between West and the Institute's board of directors.

The time away is intended to allow West “to reflect more deeply on fraternal and spiritual guidance he has received in order to continue developing his methodology and praxis as it relates to the promulgation of the Theology of the Body.” The announcement also indicates that West must “attend to family needs.”

While no direct reference is made to it, the sabbatical follows a controversy over an alleged lack of modesty in West's approach that began last spring...


    1 comment:

    Fr. John Mary, ISJ said...

    May the good Lord convict him and teach him in his time of retreat.
    He's got some learn' to do; he's got to clean up his act.
    I'm all with A. von Hildebrand.
    She knows what she's talkin' 'bout!
    I won't even detail what exactly this "scandal" with priest abusers is about with little children present; the adults know all too well; I talk about "evil" and the "abuse of innocence"...why get graphic? That's nutz!