Cardinal Levada, as the head of the CDF, weighs in to explain the facts to the shrill, tabloid style New York Times. Go here.
What hits me in all this is how the various church officials who actually know the facts are admitting past mistakes, apologizing for wrong doing, but also laying the facts out very simply and reasonably, while the enemies of the church care less about the truth and are wild eyed with rage and indignation.
This is apparent in the comments on some of the media articles and comments on blogs. Someone will explain very clearly what is going on, and still they say, “Those sort of explanations are even more of a cover up!” Or the Church officials very courteously apologize and admit the mistake or even publicly beg for forgiveness and the critics say, “That is not enough to satisfy us.”
I say, “Don’t appease Nazis.”