I have long thought of that story as being symbolic of the state of the Church. We have all been aware of various kinds of pesky “bats” flying around throughout the centuries. People complained about the “bats”, but until fairly recently we had no idea where they were coming from or of the true nature of the problem. Since the sex abuse crisis started to become public knowledge in Lafayette, LA an avalanche of “guano” has begun pouring out of the belfry, poisoning everyone in the whole Church. It’s a horrible mess, but at least now we know what we are dealing with, and now we can start cleaning up the mess.