C.I., this is from a discussion board in the Republic of Ireland, an overwhelmingly Catholic nation:
Cardinal Law resigned this morning. It's about time, really. I know several people who have stopped going to church because of all this. I don't even know what to say about it. It just disgusts me so much.
I acknowledge that on-line discussions are not the province of poor people, and that there is, therefore, a certain slant in terms of income and education from those posting. Nonetheless, i'm sure it does the church no good to lose such people . . .