Our cellar flooded with sewage 2 months ago. The pong went nevertheless the clean-up seems unending, with material relocated from space to space in a protracted sorting process. It’ll look worse before it gets better, a close friend stated sagely. The exact same will additionally apply to the Roman Catholic Church, I was thinking last week, whilst the accelerated departure of Cardinal Keith O’Brien accompanied from the heels of the papal resignation unprecedented in seven hundreds of years.
Its just the latest of a few harmful news tales surrounding the Vatican that have kept Roman Catholics anything like me punch-drunk aided by the duplicated blows. On Ash Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI publicly lamented the rivalry and disunity of this factions disfiguring the church – a maybe maybe maybe not so-veiled mention of the the report he’d commissioned, and just gotten, from three top cardinals to the Vatileaks scandal where in fact the Pope’s very own butler began passing key papers to a journalist to reveal the intrigue and in-fighting within the Roman Curia.