With a Muslim in the White House, this report couldn’t have come at a worse time for Catholics.
A nine-year investigation in Ireland has revealed ghastly details of decades of child abuse in government funded religious institutions, including beatings, humliation and rape. You can get the heinous details here.
The reports shows that abuse at orphanages and other homes for wayward children were turned into living hells, with abuse occurring on a daily basis. Documents found at the Vatican confirm this. That’s right the Vatican. This stuff was going on since at least the 30’s, and the Vatican was silent. Our latest Hitler youth pope? He knew. Pope John, who some want to make a saint…HE KNEW! And he did nothing.
That’s not to say that there aren’t fine people who are Catholic. My grandparents were the kindest, most loving people I’ve ever known, and they were God-fearing to the core. Religion was ingrained into their daily lives. They were the salt of the earth and I’m sure are being rewarded now for their kindness here on earth.
That doesn’t excuse the church as an institution. Nor does it give any other religion moral superiority over them. Who can claim that? The clit hacking, woman hating, pedophile prophet worshippers over at Islam? Hardly. Ultimately, religion is a man made institution, and no matter how devoted you are, and how supportive you are of the church, in the end, it’s just you and the The One. There won’t be any church backing you then. What did you do? How did you live your life? That’s the most important thing.
I won’t take sides. If I see wrong-doing, I’ll call whoever or whatever is doing the wrong. Today’s stomach turner came compliments of the Catholic church.