March 15, 2010

Makes perfect sense to me

"If you get divorced and remarry you can’t take communion," said churchgoer Eva Wankler, "but someone convicted of molesting children can celebrate Mass for the rest of his life."
Pontiff approved transfer of sexually assaultive priest
Pope John Paul II once called Legion of Christ founder the Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado "an efficacious guide to youth."
Occasionally not the best judges of character, these popes. In the meantime a disposition on their moral authority might be withheld.

Either that or street smarts simply aren't among the divine gifts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just back from a week in Berlin and this story is the #1 topic in the news, on all the talk shows, etc. German Catholics were never wild about hardliner Cardinal Josef Ratzinger anyway, so this gives them plenty of new fodder for debate.

(Admittedly "Schumi's" comback to F-1 in Bahrain trumped the Pope over the weekend.. "Are you happy with your sixth place, Michael?")