Friday, November 10, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI Talks a Good Game

An editorial in the LA Times takes Cardinal Mahony to task for his continuing cover-up of clerical abuse cases. I love my church, but it's leadership is less inspiring. For me this is the money quote:

Addressing the subject of sexual abuse by Irish clergy late last month, Pope Benedict XVI said "it is important to establish the truth of what happened in the past" and to "ensure that the principles of justice are fully respected."

If Mahony is not persuaded by the victims and the public, perhaps, finally, he will listen to his boss.

Fat chance. Here's a thought - maybe instead of just talking, Pope Benedict could actually do something. Any other organization in the world that had this kind of management would have acted long before this. Mahony would have been fired. It's time he face his legal liabilities on his own dime, instead of the donations of the faithful.

And it's time that Pope Benedict stop allowing this kind of behavior.

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