The Moynihan Report: Letter #32: Steady As She Goes
March 4, 2013, Monday -- Steady As She Goes
"Like a boat taking on water, we have betrayed you."--Benedict XVI, addressing Christ, speaking for the members of the Church, Meditation on the Way of the Cross, 9th Station, March 25, 2005, almost 8 years ago
"In your field we see more weeds than wheat. The soiled garments and face of your Church throw us into confusion. Yet it is we ourselves who have soiled them! It is we who betray you time and time again, after all our lofty words and grand gestures. Have mercy on your Church." --Ibid. The world's press may have to extend their reservations in their Roman lodgings.
Ingrao also writes that "it is not to be excluded" that the head of the Vatican gendarmes, Domenico Giani (photo, with Pope Benedict; Giani is the man on the left wearing glasses), the man ultimately in charge of Vatican security, "may leave the Vatican after the election of the new Pope." ("Non e escluso che lo stesso Giani possa lasciare il Vaticano dope l'elezione del nuovo Papa.")