Pope Benedict has the opportunity to start a cleansing process in his Church. Will he be courageous and act with authority, or simply attempt to sweep this latest scandal under the rug?
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Let us explore for a moment the notion that the Catholic Church is a safe haven for criminals -- if not a criminal organization, then at least an organization whose leadership engages in criminality.
As awful as is the rape of children by priests charged with their well-being, it pales in comparison with the horrors inflicted by the Lord's Resistance Army.
With the new spate of sexual abuse scandals involving Catholic priests, the faithful are being truly tested this week, but so too is the Church leadership.
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