Monday, March 4, 2013

House of Cards

More and more it looks as if the Pope's resignation is the falling of a house of cards.

The house of cardinals has been wracked by cover-ups of priestly sexual abuse of children, and now rumors of same-sex relationships within the Vatican are emerging.

The report from The Guardian on Feb. 22 explains that Pope Benedict XVI decided to resign on Dec. 17, 2012, the day he received a two-volume dossier on the Vatileaks, including mention of a gay faction.

The Pope may already have been aware of serious charges against Cardinal Keith O'Brien in Scotland, who was submitting his resignation some time in 2012.  

In 2013 the agreement was made that O'Brien would resign in March on his birthday, but O'Brien's bold comments about the need to give up priestly celibacy led the Pope to cut him off late in February.

What a spectacle--the Vatican imploding, with no help from its enemies. 

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