I see the LCWR has released a brief statement on being placed into receivership. I haven’t surfed other blogs much on this. Nor do I intend to. I’m going to single out an item for comment that seems to have some connections with the “Vatileaks” revelations and suggest that this investigation is likely more indicative of institutional flaws in the Vatican:
Board members concluded that the assessment was based on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency.
Given recent communcation methods in Rome, this can’t be discounted out of hand. In fact, it strikes me as plausible. Pope John Paul II was reportedly angry at some of the “Temple Police” sources feeding him misinformation in the 80′s.
Cardinal Levada has some explaining to do, I’d say.
One person who featured prominently in last week’s ouster of Ettore Gotti Tedeschi from the Institute for Works of Religion is Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. He hasn’t been solidly stuck with billing for the Cardinal Rodé affair, but it might be fair to wonder. It also goes to show that you don’t need to be ordained to behave badly in the Church. Not that Mr Anderson has been shown to behave badly. Not at all. But it hasn’t been demonstrated that women religious have been behaving badly either. Much of the Catholic laity doesn’t seem to be buying it. I know I’m still squarely in Camp Skepticism on this one.