Here is an interesting little post from Catholic Culture — more so if you read French.

A prominent young French intellectual has remarked that attacks on
the Catholic Church reflect a general “instinct about the special purity
of its mission.”

Fabrice Hadjadj, a convert from Judaism, reminded Le Figaro that
the crisis caused by the sex-abuse scandal is not unique in Church
history, and the Church has overcome similar crises. It is ironic, he
said, that no one understands the gravity of the scandal better than
Pope Benedict XVI. He explained: “The Pope, who understands the mystery
of the priesthood, finds these crimes much more terrible than the
non-Christian media can even conceive.”

Source: L’Église catholique n’a cessé de traverser des crises (Le Figaro)

Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is the former deputy editor of MercatorNet