“With shame and repentance”

“With shame and repentance”

Pope Francis has acknowledged “with shame and repentance” the Catholic Church’s failure to act over sexual abuse by clerics against minors going back decades, writing “we showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.”

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In an unusually blunt letter released by the Vatican on Monday, the Pope wrote, “I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons.

“Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient. Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated.”

And finally, after three nonsensical paragraphs, we finally have Pope Francis coping to the facts of known about pedophilia, child abuse, sex abuse, abuse of conscience and abuse of consecrated persons. What’s more, is that the Pope is not just focusing on Catholic priests; to me, it looks as if he’s gone out of his way to include other clerics and layperson’s in systems of power of the Catholic world.

If the reader doesn’t mind, I will stay to these three paragraphs; albeit, there is enough sin and abhorrent acts that he has mentioned. I have always just hated “double-speak” or instances where a person says one thing and then vows the correction.180815121412-02-pope-francis-0815-medium-plus-169

Part One – “Double-Speak” From paragraph one: “with shame and repentance” the Catholic Church’s failure to act over sexual abuse by clerics against minors going back decades, writing “we showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.” So where is the “we have decided…”?

The Pope wrote, “I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons. This man eloquently sites three issues, sexual abuse against minors, abuse of power as well as abuse of conscience perpetrated by clerics and consecrated persons.

And if I may, what the phuck is this? “Looking back to the past, looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated.”

To me this kind of rhetoric is worse than Washington D.C! There is surely an admission of guilt, yet, there is no mention of what is to happen when pressing ahead.

Anyone who is reading this article, here I go. Look in the mirror Catholic church. For centuries these exact wrong-doings have been perpetuating your ranks. What does it take to take a stand and stop it? Your own leader, the Pope, knows of decades of this behavior happening, but his take is at best weak.

All throughout history the Catholic church has paraded itself through the streets, celibacy, collar, and all! Yet, the rubbish still happens!  Any time that humankind gets involved where other’s have obeyed, suffered, and walked the walk we can always count on a Catholic to blow it all up!

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