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The Man in the Spotlight
Last year I've been writing that the suffering of man has many faces. This year I don't have to put a link on an African war to prove that once again: the suffering is amidst us. It would be very liberating if a the bishop, who is accused for having beaten his pupils in the classroom, and who now is going to flex his judicial muscles, that this bishop would go after the prosecution of the rotten apples in the Catholic church by using the same judicial means. It would also be helpful, if the Pope would find any supportive words for the many spotless servants of the church and at least a strong symbolic measure for convicting these clerics guilty of child abuse. I mean, kings have been excommunicated because of their remarriage after divorce, so what's the problem here.
It will be very interesting to listen to today's sermons. It's a situation that would put the man in the spotlight in a rage.
(Image: Man of Sorrows, Groß St. Martin, Cologne; sculpture from the 16th century)