It seems appropriate that I comment on the pope situation on a Sunday. Growing up Catholic… and I do mean CATHOLIC… I thought the pope ruled the world and the president helped the pope in America. Turns out that the Vatican is every bit as dysfunctional as Washington, proving that prayer alone is not enough. Nor are all male institutions automatically better than those that allow women in. This is a lesson Congress is slowly and painfully learning. It’s a lesson the Vatican may never learn so long as it provides the perfect cover for the biggest gay club in the world.