Monday, April 12, 2010

Vatican secretary of state creates a furor over abuse scandal

Cardina Tartisio Bertone (from Chile), the Vatican’s second highest official (secretary of state), made provocative statements today linking the scandals in the Priesthood to homosexuality rather than celibacy, and in fact linking homosexuality to interest in the young (the “Oscar Wilde” or “Dorian Gray” viewpoint), with no factual data to support his allegations. The AP story appeared on AZCentral here. Previously a Mexican cleric had made similar statements.




The Vatican’s official statements on the issue appear on its website (for the Holy See) in many languages, in English here.

By the way, I recall reading Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” for a book report my senior year (English class) in high school. I think I got a B+ on it.

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