Well, I think the buggering little boys thing has just about gotten terminally out of hand in the Catholic church, now that the Pope is clearly involved.
And they are thoroughly screwed. Since their nineteenth century decision that the Pope is infallible, it is pretty difficult to force him out if he doesn't want to go. And who would want to go, what with the great houses, the pretty dresses and all? And since he never has to go out in what the rest of us would call public, he can really isolate himself from our contempt.
Anyone who followed this guy's career before he became Pope knows that human decency was never his strong point, so I don't think we can count on his conscience to suddenly manifest itself.
Well, I'm sticking my neck out here, but this is my prediction: Unfortunately, I believe that Pope Benedict is soon going to suffer a totally unexpected "heart attack." I can't see any other way for the Church to sweep all of this back under the rug at this point.
What do you think?