The Catholic Church in Nicaragua, Political power or spiritual leadership?
With the scandals, allegations and accusations surrounding the pope, one has to wonder if the Catholic Church will be able to emerge from one of its darkest periods with an semblance of her old self.
Is the current Pontiff too preoccupied with covering up the sexual wrongdoings of his priests, bishops, monsignors and cardinals to pay attention to his real job of being a spiritual figurehead and Shepard to his flock?
Just in case someone is not aware of what is going on in Rome, Ireland and around the rest of the world here is a link to just a few of the many articles.
Why would this last German edition of the head of the Catholic Church keep tolerating political involvement by some of his designates? Last I heard, ordained members of the Catholic Church, are not supposed to become involved, much less try to influence local or National Politics.
Bishops, priests and cardinals seem to be doing just that, and they are doing so with apparent impunity in Central America.
What puzzles me, there seems to be no reprimand forthcoming from the Vatican. Are they acting with the blessings of Il Papa?
So once again the Catholic Church seems to be playing political power brokers. To what end?
Could it be the prize is a "Get out of jail free Card" for some priests?
One thing is becoming increasingly clear, this pope is not likely to be decorated with a star such as another well known German product.