Oct 18, 2007

"Profound internal cleansing" at Vatican?

The Catholic News Agency and other sources report (click on this post's title) that Cardinal Julian Herranz, president emeritus of the Holy See's Commission for Legislative Texts, has told an Italian newspaper, "We [the Vatican] are the first to want an internal cleansing..."

He spoke after the suspension of a Vatican monsignor from the Congregation for the Clergy who was caught on tape making, uh, disordered advances. (The monsignor claims he was merely working undercover to find "the true enemies within the Church.")

Not sure yet if the Cardinal's "cleansing" remark referred just to this one case or to something wider. Have you heard anything?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only we had some one in charge - we could call him "father" or "pope" - and he would clean up this mess!

Unfortunately we only have a benedict the whatever. He talks a good game - but that's all.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Right on, anonymous!

Profound internal cleansing? Is this bishop selling beachfront property in Nebraska? If I buy it, do I get 40 acres and a mule?

7:09 PM  

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