Ruth Gledhill maintains that Benedict XVI is "unassailable" and that his papacy is one of continuing centralization of the last two papacies. It's amazing then that he doesn't seem to be able to keep even his closest Cardinals, like +Schonborn under control. On the contrary, there is a tremendous amount of freedom on the part of Catholic institutions to support causes contrary to Catholic teaching and mission, so on the face of it her suggestion is a dubious one, as it is with other readers of liberal Catholic papers who describe certain liberal prelates as conservative when well-informed readers know it not to be the case.
Still more important is the backdrop against which she poses this alleged state of affairs. If Cardinal Mahony couldn't be unseated with hundreds of legitimate claims against his Archdiocese that happened on his watch, do you suppose that the Holy Father can be brought down by allegations against his brother and one fuzzy claim that he had a hand in relocating someone ALLEGED to have abused a child?
The news media is digging deep and coming up with a few scraps. It is to be hoped that this signals the continuing downfall of the kingmakers of facile public opinion and the rise of a more liberal, factual and fair appraisal of the events of the day and not some pack of mercenaries in the employ of the consensus of moral depravity.
Pope knew priest was paedophile but allowed him to continue with ministry -Times Online