Holy Week is a time of reflection and anticipation as the Church prepares to celebrate Easter, its holiest feast day and the key to the central mystery of the Faith. This year, however, the Church’s focus may not be on the holy season, but rather on a new wave of lawsuits arising out of allegations of priestly sexual misconduct. Putting aside the merits of the claims, which is far beyond the charter of this blawg, one of the interesting legal issues to arise is whether the Pope, himself, will be deposed. The Vatican is already mounting a sovereign immunity defense. Now, we’ll have to see what a Kentucky court does. It’s worth remembering that Kentucky was once at the forefront of the Know Nothing movement.
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