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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

And he just paid off the Popemobile!

For the first time in 600 years, since Gregory XII, we may see a Pope resign.
Top Vatican officials — including the future — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit.

The internal correspondence from bishops in Wisconsin directly to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future pope, shows that while church officials tussled over whether the priest should be dismissed, their highest priority was protecting the church from scandal.

The priest sexual abuse scandal has reached the Pope.

Nice knowing you.

4 comments:

ahtitan said...

It would be nice if Catholics the world over would put two and two together, realize this calls into question the Infallibility of the Pope and, therefore, the Church's authority and validity, and all instantly see they've been wasting their lives.

Meat on Friday for everyone!

Paul Seegers said...

I think a resignation of the Pope is a long shot, but it would make me grin.

Eric Haas said...

Odds on the pope resigning are currently at 6:4.

Dennis said...

"It would be nice if Catholics the world over would put two and two together, realize this calls into question the Infallibility of the Pope and, therefore, the Church's authority and validity, and all instantly see they've been wasting their lives."

Except that papal infallibility - ex cathedra - is a very specific thing which has only been invoked twice in order to affirm a couple of pieces of church dogma regarding Mary. The Pope can be as wrong and mistaken as anyone else about almost anything without violating or invalidating Catholic tradition or dogma.