Trini Girl - you can always watch it at PBS.org:
I think they did a decent job of outlining the history, secrecy, power, scandals and leaks in the Church leading up to the Pope's resignation, among other things, so it would probably be worth watching online.
Scholls1 - I am often hesitant to engage in discussion that involves religion, but this program reminded me of how important intelligent, reasonable ideas matched with a very basic moral compass are to humanity. Because you are absolutely right - without a voice of reason and integrity speaking out, we are all lost in the darkness of ignorance, avarice and corruption. That trite old saying about how evil exists when good people do (say) nothing really does hold true, and the Church is just one more glaring example of that. Hopefully the rhetoric will turn into action and CHANGE (because as far as I can tell, pretty much everything in the Church is still status quo, and the Curia is more powerful than God). I am a skeptic, agnostic and wary old hippie contrarian, so when a new Pope starts playing 3 card monte with photo ops, I am watching everything but his cards! It's like politics and power; we know what they're doing isn't right, but we're part of the mostly silent machine that keeps it all going nonetheless. So where's the kid who tells the Emperor he's buck-assed nekkid when you need him? :-)
(and those kids don't know "selling out"? Those are the puddin' heads who hold the keys to our future?)
Don't know the term, and can not grasp the concept - AT ALL. If you watch this episode, you will be afraid, very afraid of living to a ripe old age. At least, I was. :~)
Edited by walnutqueen, Feb 28, 2014 @ 12:32 AM.