The Haute Couture division of the Society of Pretty Frocks has had its frilly knickers in a twist all week-end over the adverse publicity its policy on child abuse has been attracting.
The Catholic church blamed – not the abusing priests, but media coverage of its week-end admission that Ireland’s top Roman Catholic, Cardinal Sean Brady, had attended meetings where two alleged victims of the notoriously abusive priest, Father Brendan Smyth, were persuaded to sing confidentiality agreements.
Father Smyth, who is believed to have abused ‘hundreds’ of children, eventually died in prison. Did the Vatican speak out in condemnation of him?
No, they beseeched us to believe that “For the love of truth, the number of incidents involving clergy is very small.”
“Very small” is an insult to the parents who were cajoled to give both their spare cash and their innocent children into the hands of men who abused them whilst claiming to save their souls in the next world.
“Non-existent” might just about absolve them from the confidence trick they have performed on the public over their years of claiming to be the voice of God, “very small” doesn’t do it for me at all.
However, I bring you a small word of cheer on this matter. It seems the Vatican have a solution.
Father Amorth is his name, and exorcism is his game.Vatican approved exorcism. He tells us:
“We have cardinals who don’t believe in Christ, bishops connected with demons. Then we have these stories of pedophilia.
He has ’six or seven assistants’ to help him hold down possessed people when he carries out exorcisms and that he kept the nails and glass that they spit out in a little bag.
‘I have to have help holding them down and wiping up the saliva but seeing these people vomit doesn’t upset me.’
The thought that some of these abusers are being held down by half a dozen posers in fancy frocks ensuring that they are spitting out ground glass and nails…..well,Â until we can get them in Barlinnie jail to be dealt with by real men, it’s a start.
*Note: The picture above was taken as priests celebrated the life and past times of another abuser, Father Gerry Nugent. Strange values.