"I have had moments of joy and light, but also moments that haven’t been easy … moments of turbulent seas and rough winds, as has occurred in the history of the church when it seemed like the Lord was sleeping."
Pope Benedict XVI today in his farewell address. While Cardinals gather in Rome to choose a new Pope, the Vatican is reeling from scandals—child sex abuse, corruption at the Vatican bank, the leaking of secret Church documents. On Fresh Air today veteran Vatican reporter, John Thavis, details this unprecedented time in the history of the Catholic Church. (via nprfreshair)
Having watched this FASCINATING HBO documentary on the sex abuse in the Catholic Church this weekend, I’ll just say it’s pretty clear that God wasn’t sleeping. It was the people who were charged with the governance of the church that were willingly, obstinately comatose.