Thursday, March 11, 2010

O'Conner & Jesus Will Burn Down the Vatican

Sinead O'Conner is outraged at the Catholic Church as Irish bishop Denis Brennan asked parishioners for money to compensate children who were sexually abused by priests. Here is Sinead O'Conner's letter.
PLEASE allow me to express my astonishment upon reading the statement made on the evening of March 1 by the Bishop of Ferns, Denis Brennan.

His statement attempts to dictate to us -- in the same way the Inquisition did -- how Christians should behave. It says directly that it would be anti-Christian of us to feel that the church should pay its own bills for its own abuse with its own billions that it throttled from our grandparents, whom it also abused, physically, emotionally, psychologically and sexually.

Evidence of sexual abuse by clergy, according to the Murphy report, can be traced as far back as 320 AD and the first treatment centres for paedophile priests were created in 1940, named Servants of the Paraclete.

These centres were opened all over the world.

I would like to know exactly whose idea this latest plan was and from where were issued the instructions or permission for Bishop Brennan to make such a statement.

The statement and its attempted manipulation of good Catholic people could be described as unbelievable and stupid.

But in my opinion, the only word that does it justice is 'evil'.

How long do they expect us to restrain ourselves? We have put up with this bull dung for hundreds of years.

A true Christian is someone who, in any given situation, is supposed to ask themselves what would Jesus do, then try to do that.

How an organisation which has acted, decade after decade, only to protect its business interests above the interests of children can feel it has the right to dictate to us what Christians should do is beyond belief.

From the Pope on down, through the Vatican and therefore through the lower echelons, the whole organisation, in my belief, is utterly anti-Christian and evil, as proven by centuries of torture, bloodshed, burnings, terrorism, and coverings-up of "the worst crime" known to man.

And if Jesus Christ is to be seen in the vulnerable of this world, then all the church has done is crucify the man over and over and over again.

If Christ was here, he would be burning down the Vatican. And I for one would be helping him.

Sinead O'Connor

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Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

I always thought she was beautiful! :)

Pierre said...

Sinead has never got along with the Catholic Church and understandably so. Just look at their track record thus far: Sex scandal after sex scandal, an illogical view of sociological problem in society, a dictatorial leadership structure and an electoral structure that's over politicized and government by fear and blackmail.

Anonymous said...

I remember years ago a plea for money and blankets for the earthquake victims in Southern Italy ... I was young but I said 'Why can't the Vatical sell a painting instead of asking poor Catholics to shell out money.. there's enough guilt as it is'.

As a child I went to a Catholic elementary school Non Catholics like myself were given the choice on Friday morning of going to mass or doing 3 times the amount of work we normally did in a morning. We went to mass.

Well done Sinead for speaking out...

Pierre said...

@ Anonymous, funny how they kinda force children into religious activity and make it appear as if they had a choice. Thanks for sharing your experience and support.

Pete said...
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Pete said...

Right on. The Vatican could easily compensate the victims by selling some of the art works it owns. I think it owes them that at least.

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