Years ago I read a book called Fear of the Collar – My Terrifying Childhood in Artane.
About Patrick Touher’s life in an Artane Industrial School. It was an education in cruelty and fear run by the Christian Brothers. The school become synonymous with the widespread abuse of children in Ireland in the 1940s and 1950s and is currently under police investigation. Patrick Touher’s story bears testament to the courage and determination of the children who were forgotten by society. Sent there at age eight, Patrick Touher spent eight long years in Artane Industrial School under the oppressive rule of the Christian Bothers. The book reveals shocking new material about physical and sexual abuse by the fearsome and brutal Christian Brothers who controlled the school and the boys who lived there. www.obrien.ie/book382.cfm
This is what you get when you worship the Roman Catholic sun god, the priests become child molesters.
Psychologist: Pope must quit
Brussels – Pope Benedict XVI should resign over the Catholic Church’s priest paedophilia scandal, the head of a church-backed probe that revealed hundreds of abuse cases in Belgium said on Friday.
Child psychologist Peter Adriaenssens was quoted as saying in the Flemish-language newspaper De Morgen that the pope should take responsibility for the crisis.
“The pope should not content himself with just expressing regret,” Adriaenssens said. “He should offer his resignation.”
“We should be able to say that after everything that has taken place within the Church, one person is taking responsibility,” he said.
“Since the problem is not just in Belgium but has spread worldwide, the pope must set an example.”
Adriaenssens released on September 10 a report by a commission he led which revealed that nearly 500 people reported abuses by priests since the 1950s and 13 victims committed suicide.
Revelations of abuse carried out by priests in Belgium, Ireland, the pope’s native Germany and the US have plunged the Catholic Church into its worst crisis in decades.
The pope expressed sorrow and shame in a meeting with victims of clerical abuse during his four-day visit to Britain last month.
But the Pope will never resign, I mean, he is Christ’s Vicar for goodness sakes [sarcasm intended]. Besides, it would not surprise me if he is guilty of the same crimes.