Some media applauded Pope Benedict XVI for his mass Sunday at Yankee Stadium. He acknowledged the child sexual abuse scandal and “voiced deep shame” on behalf of the Catholic Church. Just acknowledging the scandal and praying with abuse victims made him more real for people; whereas he was mostly viewed as a academician of theology.
Compassion and acknowledgement of hurt and a wrong goes a long way.
Check out the story in the New York Times yesterday here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/us/nationalspecial2/21pope.html?em&ex=1209009600&en=53b2266cb445daca&ei=5087%0A