VATICAN CITY - Cardinal Bernard Law, whose failures to stop sexually abusive priests sparked the worst crisis in American church history, led a Mass for thousands mourning Pope John Paul II at St. Peter's Basilica on Monday after police whisked away a victim protesting outside.Okay, first off, saying that Law "failed to stop" the child rape going on in the church is like saying Eichmann failed to stop the Holocaust. Law actively conspired to protect accused priests, and was likely to face an indictment before he was whisked away by the Vatican.
Secondly, this is just an incredible "fuck you" to American Catholics who are concerned about protecting their children. Think the Church is accountable? Suck it! Billmon said a few days ago that if he were a Christian, he'd be a Catholic. I used to think the same way, but this kind of crap soured me on the Church a long time ago.