Father Schüller was then sent to America for further studies and came back with the realization that from the Bible alone morality could not be expressed systematically.
He then attempted a more pragmatic moral theology, without being able to provide an answer to the crisis of morality.
Until the Second Vatican Council, Catholic moral theology was largely founded on natural law, while Sacred Scripture was only cited for background or substantiation.
In the Council’s struggle for a new understanding of Revelation, the natural law option was largely abandoned, and a moral theology based entirely on the Bible was demanded.
Among the freedoms that the Revolution of 1968 sought to fight for was this all-out sexual freedom, one which no longer conceded any norms.
The mental collapse was also linked to a propensity for violence.The clearinghouse on child abuse and neglect information reports that "One in four girls will be sexually abused before they turn 14 and one in three will be sexually abused before they turn 18." Boys aren't in the clear either.They also reported that "One in seven boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18." You ask "How could this be happening?I try to show that in the 1960s an egregious event occurred, on a scale unprecedented in history.It could be said that in the 20 years from 1960 to 1980, the previously normative standards regarding sexuality collapsed entirely, and a new normalcy arose that has by now been the subject of laborious attempts at disruption. (1) The matter begins with the state-prescribed and supported introduction of children and youths into the nature of sexuality. (Käte) Strobel, had a film made in which everything that had previously not been allowed to be shown publicly, including sexual intercourse, was now shown for the purpose of education.(2) At the same time, independently of this development, Catholic moral theology suffered a collapse that rendered the Church defenseless against these changes in society.I will try to outline briefly the trajectory of this development.I still remember seeing, as I was walking through the city of Regensburg one day, crowds of people lining up in front of a large cinema, something we had previously only seen in times of war, when some special allocation was to be hoped for.I also remember arriving in the city on Good Friday in the year 1970 and seeing all the billboards plastered up with a large poster of two completely naked people in a close embrace.I have always wondered how young people in this situation could approach the priesthood and accept it, with all its ramifications.The extensive collapse of the next generation of priests in those years and the very high number of laicizations were a consequence of all these developments.