I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people to look at their faith in a different way.
Now where people are - at least the people I talk to - they are focused on issues of trust. Accountability also comes up, to make sure that this doesn't happen again.
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.
This is a crisis, but there is an opportunity to help revitalize and renew the Catholic community.
What I think we can do is help individuals understand the church teaching, but also maybe help the church understand the viewpoint of lay men and women about what they want in regard to priests, or how do they want the hierarchy to deal with them?
No organization, whether it's police or physicians or whatever, wants to have its errors held up to the light of day, but it's wrong, as is coming out so well.
We are the meeting place, an entity that's trying to connect faith and culture.
I think we can work through a lot of these issues.
Individuals will speak their minds, which I think is healthy.
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.
The more we can get together and talk about various perspectives, feelings, beliefs, the better.
I would say the hierarchy has made terrible errors in judgment and it has to seek forgiveness by its members.