Good evening boys and girls, ladies and gents
Summer’s drawing to a close
Time for a film as the Pope is visiting part of Ireland
He’s begging for forgiveness and pardon for clerical “sins” –
Crimes to you and me!
The numbers of children and women who were tortured by the church and state is almost too immense to fathom.
For decades Irish governments sent babies, children and women into incarceration which they knew was brutal and horrific.
Doctors, Gardai, teachers, mothers, sports organisations, fathers, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, friends, neighbours and the clergy knew what has happening and the majority stayed silent or deliberately covered up.
Similar crimes happened in Scotland as we saw nuns arrested just this week
What is the Church doing?
Pope Francis is not handing anybody over to the police
He’s not offering compensation to the victims
I don’t see any sign of the Vatican cheque book handy,
to pay up for all the damages.
The Pope’s in Silent prayer….
That’ll certainly help the Survivors.
How about turning in those Churchmen that allowed/facilitated this and covered up for their criminal colleagues?
So we come to tonight’s film
It’s hard watching
Shows how gullible we were, how trusting and naive, ripe for the plucking
Let’s hope we have wised up by now – at least enough to look after ourselves!