Whenever the Catholic Church grabs her periodic moment in the spotlight, you can be assured to read a story about (a) the sex abuse scandal, (b) the evils of mandatory celibacy, (c) the refusal to ordain women as priests, (d) homophobia or (e) all of the above. It never fails and it never ends. Every newscast about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI included one of those angles.
The most I can muster is a raised eyebrow and a yawn, which is the aggravated Christian's version of a fatwah.
Leaving aside the sex abuse scandal, which deserves the attention it has gotten, this near-obsession with demanding "Mrs. Priests" and pink-tinged clerical collars is a manifestation of our own Western preoccupation with things that don't trouble people in Third World countries, who live with genocide, oppressive regimes and hunger.