By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. ( articles - email ) | Jan 22, 2004
What is the lesson we learn from the kerfuffle over whether the Pope gave two thumbs up to Mel Gibson's movie? Once again, we learn that it's not the crime, it's the cover up.
If only the Vatican had let the thing stay as it was, the comment would have faded into history. But now, with Peggy and Rod providing the evidence, we see that it's likely that people at the Vatican are involved in a ham-handed denial and cover-up operation.
Do these people ever learn their lesson? And what does it do for the faith of the average Catholic to learn that evidently the Eighth Commandment doesn't apply to bishops?
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