Hans Kung wrote an open letter to all Catholic Bishops. Much of it is well said. He's somewhat on the outs of the RCC, but still a voice nonetheless.
My heart breaks for this situation on multiple levels. Indeed, Pope John Paul II is missed. It's embarrassing and dangerous situations such as these that give me more reason to appreciate boards, councils, and communities making decisions together. Not that a group can't be wrong, but when it comes to hearing the voice of God and the hearts of people, a single individual can bring a complexity of problems.
I oversaw a funeral service yesterday. After, an older gentleman came up to me to shake my hand, and with a sheepish slight grin asked, "Would you pray for my church?" We had a short conversation in which he shared his frustration, yet his love for his church.
Let's pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in the Roman Catholic Church.