Less than 24 hours after the Ryan Report into child abuse by the Catholic Church was published the country went into denial.
Instead of discussing the holocaust of horrors that took place within Catholic concentration camps the ruling elite and much of the media focused entirely on the question of how much extra money should be paid to the victims.
The same strategy is being followed with the publication of the Murphy Report.
Instead of immediately arresting the bishops involved including Cardinal Connell and putting them on trial the ruling elite and most of the media is focused entirely on the question of whether those involved should resign.
The dishonest and manipulative Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, said it’s up to the bishops themselves. The so called leader of our nation Brian Cowen says it’s up to the church, nothing to do with him and bishop Murray, one of those named, says it’s up to the people and priests of his parish.
The message is clear –the Catholic Church must be protected no matter how heinous the crime.
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Comparing clerical abuse and church coverups with the holocaust is essentially invoking Godwin’s Law Anthony. It’s a horror all to itself, but (most of) those people aren’t /dead/. Let it stand on it’s own, or you’re just going to look like another angry, misdirected ranter.
Ok, Connell, Murray, Moriarty and others are charged with some ‘obstructing justice’ crime. They’re tried in a court and two are found guilty and given suspended sentences of three years. What then? The abused are still suffering and as a people we still have not taken on board what this means for us as citizens.
the law of the land is a joke.
@ dahamsta “the holocaust of horrors” is an adequate turn of phrase here, and doesn’t refer to the Holocaust performed by Nazi Germany so no Goodwin’s Law.
@Eoin “They’re tried in a court and two are found guilty and given suspended sentences of three years.” You’ve no idea what sentences they’d get, and it’s not an either or situation. Members of Catholic hierarchy should be tried for obstruction, they commited crimes. Catholics can get on with whatever navel-gazing is necessary to fund their superstitions and tolerance of moral bankruptcy.
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