After watching Frontline’s program on Secrets of the Vatican , it seems I exited the Church in the nick of time. I actually left way before that, and when I left the convent, I also abandoned the Church. I had become disillusioned by the way things were run by the Boys in Rome and wanted to pursue a broader level of spirituality.
Pope Francis’ attempt to curb the corruption and damage done by the male hierarchy, has not gone far enough, and is far too late. Nothing short of total annihilation and rebirth is needed for the Church-as-Christ-intended-it. I seriously doubt whether radical reformation is even possible from within the power structure itself.
It needs to come from the grass-roots.