Hmmm, I smell a soon-to-break scandal. I can't think of any other reason for this.

Considering how "so what?" the Vatican has been over the sex abuse scandals, whatever's coming must be HUGE.
Originally Posted by legends
I suspect the HBO documentary Mea Maxima Culpa played a role. It really laid bare the institutional corruption that allowed the abuse to continue. Powerful & infuriating.

Alex Gibney also produced Smartest Guys in the Room (about Enron) and Taxi to the Dark Side (about the use of torture in the so-called "war on terror) which were both excellent.

thelio, I'm with your grandmother. I was so disappointed with the selection of Ratzinger, especially after John Paul II. I loved that man, and I'm not even Catholic!

ETA: (also to thelio) yeah, it was painful to see JPII repeatedly trotted out long after his mental and physical condition had deteriorated badly. I really thought he would be relieved of his duties, as an act of mercy.

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