Catholicism and its Paedophile Priests 

The Catholic Church has been exposed all over the world for covering up for its paedophile priests and even moving them from one place to another to prolong their activities.
The religious orders tend to be the worst offenders and do the most obvious covering up. In the case of Letterfrack in Co Galway Ireland the order denied knowing that one of its brothers was sexually abusing inmates though they had got many complaints over his fifteen year reign. The orders in Ireland are still not releasing documents that incriminate their members and many of these documents have been destroyed. It is not hard to see that this must have happened in the Raphoe Diocese where records relating to notorious paedophiles like Fr Eugene Greene have conveniently disappeared in the time of three bishops and a parish priest who ran the diocese in 1995-1996. Read the article by Raphoe Priest Fr Columba Nee here There were letters sent by the victims to diocese leaders and the recipients denied that they ever got these letters. This was reported in the Donegal News in 2000. Bishop Hegarty currently bishop of Derry and formerly bishop of Raphoe was exposed as a protector of wicked priests particularly in a BBC1 current affairs programme Spotlight. His attitude in the programme came across as uncaring and arrogant and defensive. Spotlight exposed the manoeuvrings of the Raphoe diocese to prevent paedophile priests being brought to justice and especially how the clerics of the diocese gave no support or compassion and not even a visit to the families of the victims.
From Breaking the Silence, One Garda's Quest to Find the Truth, Martin Ridge, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 2008 order from Gill & Macmillan, Hume Avenue, Park West, Dublin 12



The above images from the book show that senior priests and even bishops said what you would expect them to say when they cover up.

Some paedophiles claim they have irresistible urges. If this is true and they are far from trustworthy, they are not under the control of their feelings all the time so they could get help. The clergy who believe it is a compulsion and then hide what paedophile priests have done are doing worse than they are for they won't have to suffer for what the paedophile has done. They are using the evil people to do evil. It does not bother them much if children are being abused ten times a day by each pervert. By letting the perverts run loose they are as good as holding the children down while the perverts interfere with them. They are allowing the perverts to take a step beyond child-molestation to the actual rape and murder of children.

Bishops and priests who protect paedophile priests or who practice paedophilia should be fired. The pope will not do it which shows that the Church is corrupt up to the very top.

When a religion is nothing but blind faith or to be not far off that kind of faith and is found corrupt the only decent thing one can do is to walk out of it. It is worse to be part of a very harmful blind or semi-blind faith than one that is less harmful. The Church says the scandals are no excuse for people turning against her but they are when she is an unnecessary thing, a system of blind or near blind belief, that gives the opportunity and the protection for the abuse to happen. When the Catholic Church changes doctrine which it has been doing since its origin the men in purple and red are the ones who determine what their flocks are to believe and so ought to be rejected if they are corrupt.

Jesus said that it is better to die than to turn anybody against him or his Church. No wonder the Church covers up. Seeing the offender brought to justice is part of the recovery process for victims. It is vital to their emotional wellbeing. But Jesus says the faith comes first. Better for one to suffer than for the faith of another to get a battering. The Church teaches that it is better for empires to fall and the world to go back into the Middle Ages than for the world to be deprived of the light of God and the power of the sacraments of the Church and the true faith. It is better if that is true for the Church to keep clerical child abuse under wraps even if it does mean doing little about paedophiles

The pope may hug and kiss some children but don’t be fooled. If a politician were corrupt he would expel him from the government. If his banker were stealing from his account he would get him fired into oblivion. He would tell them to do it. But does he fire his clergy who cast cloaks over clerical child-abuse? No way. He has little concern for innocent children and his actions betray his words of regret for the actions of paedophile priests to be false.

The priest cannot disclose what he heard in confession. A child can tell the confessor he or she is being sexually abused. As further protection for the abusers of children, the priest cannot even broach this with the child outside of confession no matter how much the priest thinks it is necessary for the welfare of the child. Children may tell him if they are being molested. The priest’s silence must be maintained even if it entails letting the abuse go on. Even if he knows that the child will be killed he cannot speak. This is shocking coming from a religion that says that since the human person is supremely valuable murder or assisting in murder is the worst sin against a human person. The Church could blackmail people to tell such things in confession like it blackmails people to go to confession and permit the priest to tell. The Church abetting child abuse.

In 2002, Cardinal Connell of Dublin has apologised twice for his and his hierarchy’s negligence that has led to so many children being molested and raped by priests. He had the audacity to ask forgiveness. But he is supporting the prevention of legal action that can put clergy who knew about paedophile clergy and did nothing about it behind bars. Collusion took place – his - and he does not want it punished. Therefore his apology is worthless and a cynical attempt to restore some of the power the Church has had over minds. And to ask for pardon without having paid compensation or at least having set in motion some plans for making it is very disrespectful. He wants the benefit of his flock looking up to him just because he says he’s sorry. The victims of his wilful negligence can help themselves to stop hating so don’t kid yourself that it is for their sake that he apologises. So he needs to say he will submit his files to the police, offer compensation, call upon the law to penalise those who shield paedophile priests and be willing to be a witness in court when his priests are on trial, if relevant. He has done none of these things and nobody should be impressed by his apology. The pope has interfered via his mean machine to prevent the American Catholic Church taking proper action against paedophile priests. Canon law seeks to dominate and contest the law of the land in this issue.

Children should not be permitted to serve at the altars of the Roman Catholic Church as altar boys or altar girls. The Catholic priesthood uses spiritual blackmail and politics to murder women by forbidding them to refrain from contraception or from having abortions to save their lives which is particularly cruel in the poor countries of the world. When you become an accessory to murder you have no right to benefits like honour and obedience. The clergy take these things though they have no right to them – it is theft. Evil Rome even says that when a married couple one of whom is HIV Positive have sex without condoms that they do right even though it means that perhaps the woman will get HIV and eventually AIDS and have AIDS babies for anything is better than using condoms. Panorama, BBC1, Sunday, 27th June 2004, interviewed Catholic Bishops who said just that. The programme debunked the Vatican’s lie that condoms don’t protect against the HIV virus at all – a lie that was deployed to persuade people that it is only a waste of time using condoms. Whatever this religion is, it is not about love for children. It is a religion that consciously tries to heap misery upon misery upon many children by spreading AIDS to them and their parents so that they live without parental love and have nothing to look forward to but an agonising death. Their excuse is, “We are sincere.” But even Jack the Ripper or Stalin would have said that. The excuse is really a lie that is told to get tolerance and even praise for their harshness and hatred by masking just how evil they are being. The excuse is poison and to even voice that excuse is to assist in crimes against humanity.
It is high time the state realised that the people come first and if that means weaning them off religion then that step should be taken. God does not come first even though Jesus said he did and the concept implies he should. Faith in God is evil.
What about the priests who do not approve of Rome’s cruelty? They know that Rome might never change and they are helping an organisation that they see is abusing its power. They are still accessories to the cruelty of the Vatican.

When a child accuses a priest of molesting her or him the word of the child should be given the most weight for the child’s rights come first. When a woman accuses a man of rape she should get the most concern. It is better to risk an innocent man going to jail than to risk letting the alleged victim down, for rape is a very heinous crime. False accusers are few and far between and should not be penalised when their lies are exposed for it will happen that occasionally a woman has been telling the truth and made to look like a liar. It is better to tolerate false accusations than to risk accusing a victim falsely for her rights come first.
In cases where paedophilia may be taking place a guilty until proven innocent approach should be implemented. It is better for loads of priests to be accused in the wrong than for one priest to molest a child thanks to the immunity he gets until his guilt is established. It is better for a number of priests to be wrongly accused than for one child to be suspected of lying when that child is not lying. A priest being cleared does not prove innocence. One child’s life is more important than loads of adult ones for a child is starting life and is more vulnerable. It is better for innocent priests to be jailed for child abuse if it means that even one child will not suffer or be accused of fabricating the allegations. Campaigns must be set up to ensure that guilty until proven innocent in this case and in the case of men accused of raping women becomes part of the law. A priest should be instantly removed should any allegations surface against him. All who are suspected of child-molesting should be named and shamed. They are not entitled to compensation if they suffer in the wrong for protecting children from them until they are cleared is a duty. Moreover, people accused of child-abuse who harbour religious beliefs that can be seen to encourage child-abuse should be feared and suspected more than others who do not.
It is time to get tough. Use your public representative and write to her or him. Make her or him see the dangers of religion for children and eventually the law of the land will preserve them from the pestilence of religion.


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