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  •  I am reading "Petrus Romanus" The Last Pope (8+ / 0-)

    It is excellent.  Delves into the history of corruption, greed, avarice, lasciviousness of the Catholic Church (my own childhood church - and education through High School - though with  a generally good, social gospel/Beatitudes focus).

    I knew early on about the pedophile and ephebophile priests and bishops.  I knew some over the years.  Though I avoided my own personal abuse for the most part - some close calls.

    The most egregious was Father Marcial Maciel who founded an order called The Legion for Christ and ingratiated himself with Pope John Paul II, using tons of cash pouring into Rome.  He was a serial perpetrator - boys and girls and women and men - truly a predator - with so much power.  He was a powerhouse and a demonactive in South American missions/schools.  He is dead.

    This new pope is an enigma and very well may be the church's undoing - and maybe that will be good.

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