Religion Dispatches has dueling articles by Francis Kissling (former president of Catholics for Choice) and Eric Reitan (author and philosophy teacher at Oklahoma State University).  Kissling says a crime is a crime and the Church only responds to outside pressure; who cares if it comes from two prominent athiests, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. Reitan says Dawkins and Hitchens are simply out for stunt-making and that the pope is innocent until proven guilty.