What Fresh Hell Is This?

March 29, 2010

Oh, Woe is Me

From the New York Times yesterday on Pope Benedict:
While he did not directly mention the scandal involving sexual abuse of children by priests, parts of his sermon could be applicable to the crisis.

The pontiff said faith in God helps lead one “towards the courage of not allowing oneself to be intimidated by the petty gossip of dominant opinion.”


EdHeath said...

I saw (on a BBC news blog) "petty gossip *or* dominant opinion".

Either way, that is startlingly arrogant, even for the Catholic Church. I mean, petty gossip? For an issue involving pedophilia, deaf children and a priest (or priests)?

Clyde Wynant said...

Absolute power....an 'nat.

Odd to be seeing the Roman Catholic Church disintegrate in front of us, after all these years of sheer, brute power over the lives of millions. Perhaps no one in the Vatican ever read Shelley..

"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"