As a former Roman Catholic, I watch the current detonations of the sexual abuse scandals around the world with a good deal of interest as well as a sort of perverse entertainment. How low can the Mother Church get? Well, how about bishops in Connecticut openly fighting the legislative removal of the statute of limitations on child abuse crimes? Can there be a better demonstration of institutional hypocrisy than this from a church that demands formal confession of sins?
Is this producing more atheists yet, or are people just going to non-raping churches?