Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Failed Pope?

The blog entries listed below contained numerous examples of senior church leaders displaying a remarkable ability to have a "tin ear" and to put forth "defenses" that are beyond the pale, all in response to the growing child abuse scandal in the church. Well, the trend continues, as more and more information comes out some extremely stupid things have been said, see:

Maciel Disowned By His Own Cult
Pope has immunity in abuse trials: Vatican
Pope's preacher: Accusations akin to anti-Semitism
Cardinal defends pope, denounces "petty gossip"
Ratzinger And The Cases Of Father Teta And Father Trupia

... and in defense of the pontiff:

Pope Benedict XVI is part of the solution not the problem
Murphy Case: NYT Never Talked to Judge

Many have started calling for the resignation of the Pope. Of course this is something that is very unlikely, Pope Benedict was not elected but was chosen "by God". So, is Benedict a "failed Pope"? It's too early to write his obituary...

Helpless in the Vatican: The Failed Papacy of Benedict XVI

Previous blog entries related to the Pope:
Misc update - Mar 12th, 2010
Recividism (or, 'persiste et signe') - Oct 2nd, 2009
Random pictures... - May 25th, 2009
No Papal benediction - Sep 30th, 2008
The danger we face - Sep 14th, 2008
Better the second time around - Jul 23rd, 2008
HH Tekel - Jun 17th, 2009
Well said ?!? - Apr 17th, 2008

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