If your attention — like mine — has been utterly transfixed by the WikiSpooks leaks of the 2010 Receieved Text of the Roman Missal translation, you might not have noticed that the Catholic Church isn’t the only organization of global influence currently leaking like a sieve. Massive amounts of top-secret, top-level U.S. Embassy cables were leaked in the past few days via WikiLeaks — which seems at the moment to be embargoed and unreachable. Coverage of the latter leak, including a massive amount of archiving of the embargoed information is available via The Guardian.
If you thought the present “Roman Missal Crisis” (as I’ve seen it called in a couple of forums) is wreaking havoc in your world. . .
As Jeffrey Tucker has written, “Transparency is not the enemy of truth; it might even be its precondition.” That’s a lesson still to be learned, inside the church and out.
UPDATE 12/01/2010: WikiLeaks, which has been unavailable for much of the day, has become available again.