In 1975 a young man made a statement to the Catholic Church to inform them that he had been abused – that is sexually assaulted on more that one occasion by one of their priests. He also reported that other children were also being abused by the same priest. He was as much concerned for them as he was for himself. He met the church officials and gave his story while his father was asked to remain outside the room. He answered their questions honestly, even providing the names and addresses of the other children as well as times and locations.
This 14 year old boy thought he had rescued his friend for any more abuse. No not a chance. They closed ranks and not only did they not report the sick evil priest to the police they just moved him to another parish where for at least another 10 years he continued to abuse more children. Not only did he continue to abuse this boy’s friend that he tried to rescue but also his sister and 4 of his cousins.
This is now the main news story in Ireland. Everybody is extremely angry except for the usual apologetics who talk about it as if what happened then was not as “sinful” because we did not understand the nature of child abuse then as we do now. After 20 years of bullshit about changes in the church it is now just more of the same pathetic drivel with no empathy from these self appointed moralists towards the thousands of children that they have abused.
The notary at the meeting is now a Cardinal in charge of the catholic church in Ireland. Not for much longer. After 37 years these 2 boys were reunited as part of the BBC documentary. He turned to his friend and said “I thought I had saved you”
I am now too angry to think clearly enough to write so I will post a few links.
You can watch it here and then use the links on the right to continue to part 2 etc.