The NY Times’ Maureen Dowd continues to challenge the moral authority of the Vatican on the issue of sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy. In her latest column, she condemns the self-righteousness of the Vatican leadership that she sees on display in the recent statement on Church policy about sexual assault. She has written several columns on this issue, and it’s worth going back and reading the group to see how her outrage has built. She’s a Catholic for whom this issue has become very personal. It goes to the heart and soul of what she imagines and believes to be the “Church.” Read her column here, and consider subscribing to the NYT if you appreciate the writing.