The developments in the Irish Catholic Church child sex-abuse scandal over just the past few days have been nothing sort of astonishing. Photo
While the dwindling band of "the faithful" have expressed their outrage in every form and through every medium imaginable, we now -- finally -- see government officials, judges, and even police commissioners on the attack against the sick clergymen, and women, who have desecrated the Church with their decades of attacks on helpless children -- and against those who even more disgracefully have covered up these crimes against humanity's most innocent.
It is an absolutely stunning spectacle in a nation where it was once an "honor" to kiss the rings of those atop the Church's hierarchy, men whose words were weighed with gold -- the kind they use to bejewel themselves as self-proclaimed "princes of the Church."
Even the "resignation" of high-ranking bishops in Rome has done almost nothing to promote any forgiveness of the guilty, or lessen the anger of the betrayed Catholics of Ireland.
Instead, the volume has grown louder, with a bishop's supposedly contrite resignation statement -- and his explanation that he is doing it to "heal the wounds he "may" have caused -- resulting in "too little, too late" scoffs by pew-sitters.
More than that, their anger over the evils that have gone unchecked for years have brought calls for trials, jail sentences and the payment of reparations to thousands of victims. Read complete article - Fr. Tim – IrishCentral.com