Three stories from the New York Times’ website today.
The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis and a deputy bishop resigned on Monday after prosecutors recently charged the archdiocese with having failed to protect youths from abuse by pedophile priests.
The Vatican announced on Monday that in July it would open a trial of its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic on charges of sexually abusing boys while serving in the Caribbean and of possessing child pornography.
The case of the former envoy and archbishop, Jozef Wesolowski, caused an international scandal when it was learned that the Vatican had secretly recalled him from Santo Domingo, the Dominican capital, before officials in the Caribbean nation could investigate, saying that he could not be tried in the Dominican Republic because he had diplomatic immunity.
In a leaked draft of his much-awaited environmental encyclical, Pope Francis offers a broad vision of an endangered planet, partly blaming human activity for global warming and calling for all people to take swift action.
So, there you go. Covering up the rape of children; moving alleged rapists away from where they should be brought to justice and carrying out a fake trial yourself; and telling humanity that it needs to get its act together on climate change.
All in a day’s work for the hypocritical bigots of the Catholic Church.