Pope Francis, a brewing crisis and 'feminine genius

By Robert Mickens, Rome, February 9, 2018, La Croix International

The biggest error Catholic leaders have made regarding the church’s response to priests abusing children

has been the exclusion of women leading the policy-making process

The last couple of weeks have not been what anyone in his or her right mind would call the most brightly shining moment in the current pontificate.

First, the cardinal in charge of the Roman Curia’s office on the laity blocked Ireland’s former president, Mary MacAleese, from speaking at an International Woman’s Day event originally scheduled to take place inside the Vatican. In response, the organizers simply moved the venue to the nearby Jesuit headquarters.

Then, a retired Chinese-born cardinal from Hong Kong blasted the Cardinal Secretary of State — and, by implication, Pope Francis — for being “a man of little faith” and selling out . . . 

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  • John Nesbella
    commented 2018-02-13 15:20:51 -0600
    You have to realize that we are not dealing with ‘normal’ men here. Normal men-even the most depraved realize that the sexual abuse of children deserves the strictest punishment. Even the scum of the earth in prison realize that child molesters deserve to be eradicated from society. That is why child molesters get the special treatment in prisons-which they deserve. Even the scum of the earth in prison realize this-but not Roman Catholic church leaders-we are dealing with an extraordinary kind of depraved personality in the form of Roman Catholic priests, bishops, cardinals and popes. These men are the lowest of the low and they should not be trusted. there needs to be a completely independent form of checks and balances that has the power to put these depraved of the depraved into prison-that is the only thing that will stop them.

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