Crimes and Cover-up of the Catholic Church By Sinead O’Connor

An Open Letter From Sinead O’Connor Regarding the Crimes and Cover-up of the Catholic Church

‘A little known fact is that until 2001 there were explicit rules in place, issued by The Vatican, to every bishop in the world, on how to deal with allegations of abuse. These rules included a vow of the utmost secrecy under threat of excommunication, to be sworn by clergy receiving  complaints AND sworn by victims.
The document states these matters must be “restrained by perpetual silence”.In 2001 then Cardinal Ratzinger, sent another set of instructions to every bishop in the world, stating that allegations were to be dealt with “exclusively” by the church and were subject to “The Pontifical
secret”, which means one risks excommunication by discussing matters of abuse outside of the church.
I also have the text of the oath sworn by clergy and victims.
The Vatican strategy, as shown in Saturday’s letter from the Pope to Irish Catholics, is to sell the Irish catholic hierarchy down the river, by making it seem they were acting independently of The Vatican when they covered up abuse.
That is a lie. And in fact, the letter is a thesis in the fine art of lying and betraying one’s own people.
The fact that the Irish hierarchy are allowing themselves to be sold down river and are leaping in front of bullets for The Vatican, makes me wonder if they themselves are living under abusive and bullying circumstances.  It seems to me the hierarchy revere and fear The Vatican more than they fear the God they are supposed to believe in.
Why are they not telling the truth? Which is that they, like Nazis, were following explicit orders.
That fact does not exonerate them, but is something we all need to understand.
I know an old man who lately has gone a bit dotty. He has money, but has been caught three times stealing small items from his local supermarket. Last week he was handcuffed, arrested and spent a day and a night in jail.  Meanwhile not one member of the clergy the world over, who were involved in following Vatican orders to cover up, have even been questioned by the police, as any of the rest of us would be if we knew of such crimes and covered them up.
Neither has The Vatican been the subject of any criminal investigation. The Pope’s letter repeatedly suggests that for the healing of victims and our nation, we should return to the church, and claims the church is the only avenue through which we may conduct a relationship with Christ.  That, in my opinion, is blasphemy.
Why should we remain in, or return to a relationship with an organization which has so little respect for its victims or the rest of us, that they are lying to our faces and treating us like half-wits? Which we are if we let them get away with it.
We are in an extremely dysfunctional relationship with an organization which is actually abusing us.
Three weeks ago we were told by the bishop of Ferns, that it was our “God given duty” to help the church pay their legal bills and compensation to victims!
We were told it would be “unchristian” of us not to do so.
We were told it would be “in the interests of the future welfare of children” for us to cough up, along with all our little old ladies and gentlemen.
This is abuse.
All of us know someone who is or has been in an abusive relationship. We would rightly advise our loved ones to get up and walk away. What victims deserve, the world over, is a full confession from the Vatican, that they ordered the cover up. And that they are now trying to cover up the cover up.
The only way the victims or the rest of us will get that confession is by boycotting them in order to bring them to their knees. And refuse to go to mass until they fully confess.
If they don’t confess they are finished. It is only a matter of time. Confession is their one slim chance of survival.
The fact is, we don’t need them to get to God, or to have a relationship with Jesus. We never did need them. And the beautiful position we are now in, is that they need us.

Sinead O'connor rips up picture of Pope on Saturday Night Live 1992

We should illustrate this fact, all caring catholic people, by boycotting them until they confess and show palpable remorse and respect, to God and to their victims.

Sinead O’Connor

One thought on “Crimes and Cover-up of the Catholic Church By Sinead O’Connor

  1. Any Organized religion that condones Hatred, Death, War, Punishment or any other painful act towards human beings is not a spiritual organization but a corrupt club for psychopaths!

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