I may lose a few followers here with this post,
but it doesn't matter to me.
This needs to be shared.
I watched something last night
that had my blood boiling -
and my blood doesn’t boil very easily.
I watched a documentary called
Mea Maxima Culpa
(Silence in the house of God).
It is a must see after far too many silent years
about pedophiles in the priesthood
and the Vatican’s refusal
to protect the young victims.
I am outraged at the fact
that these young deaf boys tried to tell so many people
for so many years (including the police)
and they were ignored
because one just doesn't accuse a priest of such things.
The boys were left to fend for themselves,
many of these deaf children unable to communicate
with their own parents.
Most of the nuns who were meant to protect them
looked the other way.
Many of the priests accused of molestation
were transferred to a different parish,
sometimes to a different country.
I think we can all guess what happened there...
It pains and angers me to think of the suffering
of those poor little deaf boys
and how their lives
were forever changed
because of men (priests)
who abused their authority.
Many catholics won’t watch this film,
because they have been taught not to question,
and many who will watch
will do so in disbelief.
Silence and denial
are far easier to bear for many
than the truth.
Well folks – not for me.
I believe it’s time for change.
We are not doing the world any favors
by pretending these crimes didn’t happen
in the church
and aren’t still happening.
We do ourselves and our children a disservice
when we let these priests
off the hook.
Anyone else would be charged.
They are men, first and foremost
and the frock should serve as more
than protection from the law.
Saints and sinners.
Sinners and saints…
the line keeps getting a little muddier
Here's the movie trailer: