Monday, March 4, 2013
A tired and saddened blogger
It's been a very long, busy day, reorganizing our bedroom and tossing out clothing, shoes, etc. that are excess to requirements. Goodwill's going to do well out of us this week!
I'm also saddened, frustrated and just plain angry over the latest Catholic Church sex scandal, involving Cardinal Keith O'Brien in the UK. Regular readers will know of my views on this long-standing problem; others will find several of my previous articles about it linked in the sidebar, if you're interested. What I can't understand is how Cardinal O'Brien (and other prelates like him) couldn't have had the courage of what I presume are their convictions, and resigned their positions when the sex abuse scandals blew up more than a decade ago. By clinging to their positions of ecclesiastical power, hoping to get away with past misdeeds, they've merely ensured that the scandal will roll on and on and on, never being put to rest, so that the Church is never free to put the past behind her and rebuild. They've condemned her to a perpetual purgatory on earth through their self-centeredness.
I'm sorry. I know most of my blog readers really aren't that interested in the Catholic Church or its problems, and don't want to hear me go on about them any more than I've already done. Nevertheless, it's still a subject that causes me great spiritual pain and mental anguish. I hope the next Pope can find a way to deal with it once and for all.
Anyway, I'll leave it at that for tonight. I'll get some sleep, and hopefully feel more cheerful when I wake up. Look for more posts early tomorrow morning.
Sleep well, y'all.