Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia resigns after a second grand jury report accuses the Roman Catholic Church of covering its ass at the expense of children. In this case, 37 abuser priests (!) were knowingly kept in positions with access to children.
Rigali will be replaced by Cardinal Charles Chaput of Denver, a hard right winger who expelled the children of a lesbian couple from a Denver area Catholic school.
Despite all of the warfare and squabbling in the Episcopal Church these days, and despite the abundant dysfunctions of the Church of England, I'll take both over Rome every time. Thank you sweet Jesus I was born and raised in the lukewarm embrace of the Methodist Church! Its corruption was the usual normal stuff; embezzling discretionary funds and adulterous affairs with parish secretaries or choir masters, none of this dark occult stuff that Roman clergy are into (evangelical pastors certainly have their wild sides too). There's nothing like unaccountable authority and secrecy for letting the infections fester. Authoritarian opacity is the predator's best friend.
Rome has gone completely verkakte.