To the Editor,
Lying is a cloak children try hiding behind to escape the consequences of bad behaviour. Blaming others becomes a shroud for self-respect.
The Vatican is an intellectual repository for mankind’s ongoing search for The Eternal.
The Vatican is not the repository of Holiness.
The Vatican has always been the ultimate seat of power for a secret society of old men.
Some are more pious than others, some are more enlightened than others, and some are more ambitious than others.
Too many of them are willing to judge others much more harshly than they outwardly judge themselves because they want to conceal their own moral weaknesses.
Far too many of them are willing to participate in the concealment of immoral behaviour by trying to justify that their (cowardly) conduct will protect the Roman Catholic Church.
Those who control any powerful institution must be held accountable to prevent the onset of rot and decay. Clinging to out-dated traditions has made the current scandal-plagued Vatican less and less relevant in the western world, especially to young people.