Internationally acclaimed theologian and author Matthew Fox was a
member of the Dominican Order for thirty-four years. He was forbidden to teach theology by the then-cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in 1988 and was later dismissed from the order. In this interview with Alan Hutner, Matthew presents insights from his twelve-year, up-close-and-personal battle with Ratzinger, tracing the historical roots of degradation in the Church and offering a new way to understand why Benedict XVI is mired in crisis as pope. Matthew’s latest book, The Pope’s War, offers a provocative look at three decades of corruption in the Catholic Church, focusing on Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, and how the devastation the past two papacies has wrought can be a blessing in disguise to reinvent Christianity for a third millennium.