But there are those people who hate the Catholic Church, and they are ecstatic. Take documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, a man who clearly thinks he is holier than the Pope. He told the Daily Beast that Benedict is a "criminal." This helps explain why he's made a documentary for HBO, the home...
The church's moral obligation was to can the priests and bundle them off to prison. There were many bishops who did not do their duty. No argument there. Where Catholics get sensitive is when they are singled out for obloquy by an organization like HBO that glorifies sin and promotes sinners in all of its other programs.
Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world on Monday morning by announcing he would resign at the end of February. For Catholics, there was sorrow and there was gratitude for a Holy Father who taught with such distinction and worked with such care to safeguard the church's theological traditions.
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