The other day I mentioned my frustration with the attitude of Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez of Honduras about the Scandal. Today’s Dallas Morning News gives more reason to be frustrated.
First, let’s just say that calling Rodriguez a prominent candidate to succeed Pope John Paul is a bit of journalistic license. Very few people who track these things seriously think Rodriguez has a shot at becoming the next pope. Still, he has been among the most vocal non-American bishops to weigh in on the Scandal, criticizing the media coverage as out-of-proportion and saying that he doesn’t want to be a policeman among his priests. Now we can see why.