Thou shalt not molest children and cover it up
What is it with the Catholic Church and covering up the abuse of children? What’s with that? Is it because there is no specific ‘Thou shalt not molest children and cover it up’ in the 10 commandments?
Irish Church accused of abuse cover-up
A damning report into child abuse in the Dublin archdiocese has criticised the Catholic Church hierarchy for covering up the abuse. The report investigated how Church and state authorities handled allegations of child abuse against 46 priests. It found that the Church placed its own reputation above the protection of children in its care. It also said that state authorities facilitated the cover-up by allowing the Church to operate outside the law. Reacting to the report, the current Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said "no words of apology would ever be sufficient" and offered "to each and every survivor, my apology, my sorrow and my shame for what happened to them".
Whenever I listen to that funny bloke in a dress get on his high horse to wag his moral finger around the world I fondly remind myself of this type of hypocrisy.
Perhaps if the Catholic church was a little less concerned with a woman’s right to an abortion or keeping gay people from getting married or preventing women from leading the church and a little more concerned with their Priests molesting children and covering it up the world would be a little bit closer to heaven.