This may not mean a lot to you if you’re one of those “Never take a course where they make you read Beowulf” types, but the scandal in the Catholic Church is generating cartoons that would have been instantly comprehensible to any twelfth-century parishioner:
(This noble ensample to his sheepe he yaf,
That firste he wroghte, and afterward that he taughte.
Out of the gospel he tho wordes caughte,
And this figure he added eek therto,
That if gold ruste, what shal Iren do?
ffor if a preest be foul, on whom we truste,
No wonder is a lewed man to ruste!
And shame it is, if a preest take keepe,
A shiten shepherde and a clene sheepe.
Wel oghte a preest ensample for to yeue
By his clennesse how that his sheepe sholde lyue.)