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A Network of Corruption in the Vatican?

First appeared on 02/22/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

Reports of a homosexual network of corruption at the Vatican have grabbed the headlines this week. The first thing to remember is that the Church has never been without her own internal power struggles, as high-ranking officials (with or without holiness) seek to gain traction for themselves or the policies they deem important.

In addition, we would be very naive to suppose, in our modern culture which protects and supports the gay lifestyle, that this particular problem has not infected even the Church (as in fact we already know from the abuse scandal).

Still, this is important, and Phil Lawler offers a careful preliminary analysis: Homosexual network at the Vatican, Yes; reason for the Pope's resignation, No.

It is also being reported that Pope Benedict will ensure that the contents of the Vatileaks report, which is said to have identified this problem, will be shared with the entire college of cardinals. See Cardinals to be briefed on full ‘Vatileaks’ report?... [more content for subscribers]

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