I’ve written a couple of essays here on the abuse of children from the Catholic Church. I promised my readers I would continue to do so because I think that abuse of another person, especially a child, by someone in power, someone that is trusted, should be decried for what they are: A rapist.
What do we see from the Catholic Church? The same sort of excuses we’ve seen in the past from defenders of rapists: Her skirt, or top was provocative. We don;t see that defense much anymore, thankfully, and that this great organization that purports to have people live by biblical values? It’s worse.
I think about all those, within the church hierarchy our without that take a blame the victim approach to this horrible, inexcusable, exercise in power. The Pope himself has said that there are more important issues. No I’m not going to link to that, or any statements by Bishops or Cardinals that lay the blame on the victims or their families.
I won;t link to them because I don’t want to give any of them the slightest amount of credibility. Of course there are those supporters of the Church that fall in line with what they are told. I’m thinking of the Catholic League, whose president, Bill Donohue, is one of the most despicable people on the planet, having not a thread of humanity within.
On the upside, at least 12 states have begun investigations into priest abuse in the U.S. There may be more by this writing. I hope so. I would like to see all 50 states involved in the investigation into rape by priests. I not only want to see those go to prison, but that the church, as a whole be held accountable for their decision to ignore the rapists in their midst.
Is there anything more we might be able to do to show our disdain for the actions of this criminal organization? Well, of course there is, and everyone reading this knows that I may not have solution, but something that would be an earthquake of such consequence, the church may never recover.
The Catholic Church has been recognized as it’s own state since 1929 (look it up). Since then, every western leader has attended the then Pope. I’ve alway found the pretend obedience to a religious leader offensive.
But we in the U.S. may make statement that will forever change how the Roman Catholic Church is viewed. It’s really simple and yes, would create an earthquake felt around the world.
We can remove recognition of the Vatican as a state. That would encompass removing our ambassador and closing our embassy. On this side of the Atlantic, we would have to expel the ambassador from the Vatican and close their embassy in the United States.
I actually receive views from throughout the world. Not a lot, as I’m just a small voice in a large ocean of viewpoints.But I’m going to ask all of you, from wherever you are to do the same tht I am willing to do.
Demand your government unrecognize the Vatican as a state. Deport all those within that state.demand that your country initiate an investigation as to the abuse of children over decades and produce a report to the same.
We, as a society, worldwide, have an opportunity to make a change to rid ourselves of an organization thats promotes pedophelia. It’s tie to take them to tsk nd end this abomination worldwide.