Cardinal Law, Saint or Sinner?
I solicit observations and opinions regarding the deference and honor shown to Cardinal Law after he left the United States because of his role in the sex abuse scandals. He was made Archpriest of St. Mary Major in Rome, and will take his place among the Cardinals in the selection of our next Pope. There were vocal demonstrations by victims of sex abuse in Rome when he celebrated one of the masses recently and some say he should have been defrocked and jailed. My own observation is that most Catholics exhibit a ho-hum attitude about him. I am a little conflicted. His actions seemed despicable to me, but John Paul II apparently wasn't that concerned.