Cardinals kissed the casket of late Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Basilica following his beatification on Sunday. Via NYTimes.
A Boston Globe column by Kevin Cullen tries to convey the pain of the portion of his flock the dead pontiff didn't serve. He describes a 1994 letter from Bob Costello to the pope.
No response came from the Vatican.
Fr. Tom Doyle was another whistle-blower whose warnings were ignored.
I've never written before about Roman Catholic Church's child molestation scandal. Not my church; not my business. I usually look away, just glad it wasn't the authorities of the denomination I belong to. We have our problems, smaller scale -- perhaps smaller only because we are smaller scale? I hope there's a better reason, but I won't confidently pretend I know.
But I am drawn into the pain Kevin Cullen so effectively shares here. What a terrible thing to have to live the contradictions of Church so immediately. The thought aches.