the catholic church is holy because the founder is holy. it does mean the members are sinless.
IF this attitude (that the members are sinless) is at all widespread amongst the hierarchy (remember, the laity goes to confession, and are hence not sinless), it sheds light on the (in)actions of the priesthood regarding all the abuses that have come to light, both recently and historically.it does?
"No, Father Bob did not sin, but we will transfer him away from his accusers." It's very sad knowing what the RCC could have been, and seeing it as it truly is...
"Esse quam videri"