Dear Pope: Yes, maybe I did do a bit of rape on the side with handicapped children--but I'm really, really, sorry and it won't happen again. (Didn't Monty Python do this sketch decades ago? And now the Pope has to steal from them? Shameful.)
Op-Ed Columnist - A Nope for Pope - NYTimes.com: "The cardinal did not answer. The archbishop wrote to a different Vatican official, but Father Murphy appealed to Cardinal Ratzinger for leniency and got it, partly because of the church’s statute of limitations. Since when does sin have a statute of limitations?"