Monday, 4 March 2013

Roman Catholic religion crisis

The heading is a bit misleading.

The head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns, admits to sexual impropriety and apologises.

Now we have had in the past the huge paedophile scandal of thousands of children, the Magdalene laundry girls scandal, and now someone who has publicly condemned homosexuality being caught out in the act.

Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien after allegations of inappropriate behaviour were made against him. This means O'Brien won't attend the upcoming Vatican conclave to elect the Pope's successor.

However, while I am sad for the 1 billion Catholics round the world, and I appreciate their faith is being tested more than usual, I cannot believe that a thousand year old religion is going to fail over night. Do you really think these people will just stop practicing what they do because of some dodgy geezers at the top? It is not the religion that is bad but corrupt officials who administer it.

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