Law and the sadness
: Cardinal Law. What can you say. His “news conference”
yesterday said little, answered little, added little. It was almost entirely about “me,” it seemed, with obligatory nods to the victims and laity. Go away, cardinal. Go far, far away. ... And here’s a far, far more interesting insight into the scandal provided this morning by James Carroll
, who Hub Blog rarely agrees with. But read this column. It’s profoundly sad, depressing and true. Every paragraph packs a punch. The one that jumped out at me: “Sexual perversion. Power madness. Indifference to civil law. Endemic dishonesty. The narrow claim to theological infallibility as a virus of arrogance. Far more than the failure of Cardinal Law, you have beheld the emptiness of the thing you thought was sacred. Holy Mother the Church: Her worst enemies called her a prostitute, and now you see why.” Ugh. Read it. ... Ah, more lists of abusers
, coming out now like widgets on a conveyor belt.