The Associated Press has a recent news story about the Pope's feelings regarding the Belgian raids (trying to get information regarding Priestly sexual abuse). The title of the story was: "Pope deplores Belgian sex raids, stresses autonomy". The headline was disturbing but I was confident that it was completely taken out of context with the intention of selling papers and not truly what the Pope felt/believed. I was, as I am so often, wrong.
The Pope actually said the raids were "deplorable". The word "deplorable" is more rightly applied to the systemic abuse of children at the hands of Priests. Even more accurate is the application of the word "deplorable" to the cover-up of these acts by the very people who are supposedly the moral authorities.
The Pope is out of touch with reality and not interested in solving the problem - he is now acting as a willing co-conspirator and should be tried for crimes against humanity.
What is the Catholic Church afraid of?
If it has nothing to hide, its goal should now be transparency - to show the world the truth and give people the confidence that they are trying to right their wrongs. At this point in time they appear to be attempting to save face and protect what is left of the Catholic Church. I suspect that the Catholic Church's secrets are a little dirtier than we think.
It's time to Sell The Vatican, Feed The World.