After quitting the faith, The Week’s Damon Linker wonders if the Roman Catholic Church will ever survive the barrage of scandals engulfing it:

Of course the history of the church is filled with imperfection, of violence, of all-too-human sin and corruption … it is to come face to face with monstrous, grotesque ugliness. It is to see the Catholic Church as a repulsive institution—or at least one permeated by repulsive human beings who reward one another for repulsive acts, all the while deigning to lecture the world about its sin.

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