Because of the all the VatiLeaks falderal right now, some are saying that the Pope should resign.
Holy Church, having human beings involved in it, has had and will endure stupid and ugly controversies from within. It stands to reason that an institution made up of sinners will experience these things from time to time.
My friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, has a good comment on his blog which adds some perspective to the titillating details being dished by the dirt-diggers:
Two things always come to my mind in these sort of scandals. First is that St John Fisher and St Thomas More were willing to go to the block on Tower Hill (District and Circle line – opposite the Tower of London, look for the Cross in the middle of the garden) for the authority of the Pope despite the fact that during their lifetime there had been Popes such as Alexander VI, Leo X and Julius II who were not exactly shining examples of Christian morality. We are greatly blessed that the Popes of our lifetime are holy men.
The second is one of my favourite quotations from the Blessed John Henry Newman. In chapter 7 of his Letter to the Duke of Norfolk, he wrote:
Now, the Rock of St. Peter on its summit enjoys a pure and serene atmosphere, but there is a great deal of Roman malaria at the foot of it.
Still true today.