The Pope has recently stated that the child abuse scandals which have and are rocking the Church are all due to ‘sins from within‘ the Church.
Well, apart from stating the blindingly obvious, obvious that is who does not have tunnel vision par excellence, he should maybe advise the American Catholic Hierarchy, along with the New York State Catholic Conference, to show that they are listening to what the Boss has to say, and quit the lobbying and twisting being carried on in the New York State Legislature.
The peculiar nature of the threat given by the abusers makes most of the children simply withdraw from reality in terms of their abusers, and they often do not come forward for years, if not decades. The Catholic big hitters are trying to stifle moves to open up clamped legislation which would make things easier for complaints to be investigated, despite the long time which has elapsed.
Perhaps Pope Benedict could tell his underlings to hold their sticky hands away from the legislative process, and let true justice be done!