The BBC news story, Vatican ‘ordered abuse cover-up’, overstates things. What the story does demonstrate, though, is that (1.) the Vatican-an’-all knew what was going on; and (2.) they had entirely the wrong reaction to it.Observations:
Well, you can’t say I’m an opportunist.
The Vatican and Curia aren’t the church. The church is the church. Good thing, too.Vexing though the situation is, I still prefer this to “Truth is whatever the current prophet has most recently said it is,” and “When our leaders speak, the thinking has been done.”