Pope Francis has conveyed to Catholics and the world his desire to be a leader who is concerned about the church and is ready to engage in the struggle to address sex issues. On June 15, he appointed Monsignor Battista Ricca to an important role in banking. The weekly newspaper l”Experesso charged that Ricca lived openly in a gay relationship with a Swiss army officer while working in the Vatican. It also claims that Ricca was in a gay bar where he was assaulted by some men. He was also caught with a teen age boy.
The Vatican is now engaged in checking the validity of these allegations. The issue is not only did Pope Francis know about these events, but why didn’t he know about these events? They are symptoms of a problem that must be addressed, sooner or later. The issue is not sexual orientation of Ricca but how does the church address gay behavior.
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There is no question when it comes to a collection of clowns and incompetents, we Americans are NUMBER ONE. But, lingering not far behind are the clowns who constitute political parties in Italy. One of its most powerful parties is led by a former clown-at least in Italy they are upfront when it comes to levity and nonsense. After weeks of talking and going to restaurants for good meals, Italians finally asked Enrico Letta to become the country’s president. I am still unclear why any president is needed in Italy, but I guess every nation is entitled to one.
Now, comes the fun and games. Mr. Enrico Letta has been asked to form a government. Other names have surfaced but Mr. Letta is presently number one which means he has at least four weeks to lead the nation. After he departs, there is a man who runs concessions stands at a circus who is rumored to assume power in Italy.
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