I like Cardinal Konrad Krajewski Last week His Eminence climbed into a manhole that had been secured by Italy’s utilities in order to turn on the electricity to an apartment building where numerous poor families illegally lived. For over five years, the electric bill went unpaid and now accrues to about $300,000 euros.
The good cardinal says he will take responsibility for his actions (which means he is willing to go to prison for a good action). This is the highest form of moral development achieved by only a few of us that we are willing to take responsibility for our good actions that go against the law and for the greater good. In this regard he is like Dr. Martin Luther King who willingly went to jail for a number of infractions against unjust laws.
Thus, what do you think of the good Cardinal’s moral developmental stage and should he not only be made to pay the 300,000 euro, pay a fine and go to jail for up to three years?
I report; you decide.